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Strawberries photo
June 5, 2015 | Fiction

Strawberries

Mary Helen Specht

Angélica, who is always setting me up with the entirely wrong type of man, invited the raw foodist to lunch. In the crowded restaurant, he sat rigidly upright, munching on sesame seeds, waiting Zen-like for us to decide on a dish.

My Father Bottles Howls photo
June 3, 2015 | Fiction

My Father Bottles Howls

Drew Knapp

On the nights my father brings home a new howl my mother prepares a feast and adorns a whalebone corset like a rib carved from the moon. On these nights I love my family because we are together and in this way I have come to worship the wolf.

The Disrupted Tour by the Veterans Tower photo
May 26, 2015 | Fiction

The Disrupted Tour by the Veterans Tower

Matthew Pitt

Faced with the swirling chaos of three days ago, I must hold fast to certain truths. 

Bear Country photo
May 18, 2015 | Fiction

Bear Country

Christian TeBordo

I realized that my son’s vocabulary, though impressive, would not help much with anything he was likely to encounter in everyday life, now or in the future.

Paradise Lost photo
May 14, 2015 | Fiction

Paradise Lost

Samuel Ligon

Is there anything more adorable than a drunk toddler? I don’t mean a slurring, stumbling, falling down, cursing toddler, though we often enough found ourselves in that state, but an evenly buzzed toddler, whose mother can offset whiskey intake with soothing butter, maintaining her toddler’s perfect, moderate drunkenness.

As Easter Approaches photo
May 13, 2015 | Fiction

As Easter Approaches

Louise De Vilmorin; translated by Madeleine Maillet

Another family story. I can’t get away from it. As Easter approaches, I find myself thinking about one of my aunts who, when it... more

Distrito Federal photo
May 11, 2015 | Fiction

Distrito Federal

Nora Lange

If Conlon wasn’t busy composing music for the player piano, he spent his time mulling over cryptic scenarios that provoked his interest; for instance, how a boat made out of paper illustrated to resemble wood looks like a boat made out of wood.

The Performers photo
May 8, 2015 | Fiction

The Performers

Agri Ismaïl

She glances into a pocket mirror. She is WIFE now. She doesn’t need to go through her lines, she’s been doing this for years.

After We Lose Her photo
May 6, 2015 | Fiction

After We Lose Her

Reem Abu-Baker

Michele Lee woos my husband through the screen and also through the decades.

Persil photo
May 2, 2015 | Commercial Fiction

Persil

Dave Housley

The Professional felt the rush of consciousness, the quick awakening that could only mean another person with questions. Another intransigent... more

The Hit King photo
April 30, 2015 | BASEBALL, Fiction

The Hit King

Michael Nye

Junior is not getting out of his car.

It’s January in Ohio, and he has just driven all night from Florida. This car—a 1991 Nissan... more

Pop Up photo
April 29, 2015 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Pop Up

Wyl Villacres

“But what if it isn’t broken? What if this is the way it’s supposed to be? Like, a new challenge that keeps things interesting. Something unexplainable that helps.”

The Game photo
April 28, 2015 | BASEBALL, Fiction

The Game

KJ Roby

Every time our son comes to the plate, I hold my breath.

Relief photo
April 23, 2015 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Relief

Joe Aguilar

They are the junk-baller, the relic, the trickster, the reinvention, the resurrection. A synonym for “reliever” could be “healer.”

The First Rule is: Don't Speak photo
April 20, 2015 | BASEBALL, Fiction

The First Rule is: Don't Speak

Samara Pearlstein

Nobody could be quite certain where it started, but Mr. Met was the first anyone noticed.

Still, It Was Baseball photo
April 14, 2015 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Still, It Was Baseball

Chad Schuster

You could tell Heather was a catcher by looking at her thighs, but she brought an infielder's mitt to the game that day.

2 Fictions photo
March 30, 2015 | Fiction

2 Fictions

Kate Wyer

The birds lift their blue feet in a slow and deliberate seduction. 

Why Things Fall: Einstein photo
March 30, 2015 | Fiction

Why Things Fall: Einstein

Erin Stalcup

Gravity bends light. Gravitational attraction between masses results in a warping of space and time.

State Farm photo
March 28, 2015 | Commercial Fiction

State Farm

Dave Housley

Jake from State Farm hangs up the phone and hustles to the bathroom.

The Worst Gravity photo
March 25, 2015 | Fiction

The Worst Gravity

Ian Lee Lamb

Excerpt from the novel, Squish.

Toenail Love photo
March 24, 2015 | Fiction

Toenail Love

Connor Ferguson

The nails on my pinky toes are just nubbins, really — sort of shapeless blobs of keratin that grow in a little pit at the end of each toe.

Open Your Heart photo
March 19, 2015 | Fiction

Open Your Heart

Roya Khatiblou

The boy is sprawled across the woman’s bed . . . 

Press photo
March 17, 2015 | Fiction

Press

Marvin Shackelford

She wasn’t a real pretty girl, but it was Valentine’s and a Saturday night and we had booze.

No Sand at the Beach photo
March 16, 2015 | Fiction

No Sand at the Beach

Michael McGrath

There were reports of a vagrant living in a bathhouse.

Maybe We Should Get Tattoos and Other Possibilities for Happiness photo
March 13, 2015 | Fiction

Maybe We Should Get Tattoos and Other Possibilities for Happiness

N. Michelle AuBuchon

I don’t know if my husband and I are on the way to church or a hangover.

Recent Books

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Elizabeth Ellen

Elizabeth Ellen

A 400-page collection of poems in fours sections: Nicki Minaj Songs, Bob Dylan Songs, Elliott Smith Songs, and 90s Riot Grrrls Songs.

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Legs Get Led Astray

Chloe Caldwell

FOUR NEW ESSAYS BY CHLOE CALDWELL! Plus the original essays that made you fall in love with Chloe!

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Dualities

Jason Phoebe Rusch

Jason Phoebe Rusch is a queer writer from the Chicago suburbs. His full-length debut Dualities explores gender and patriarchy from the perspective of a man who was socialized and is currently still read as a woman. He is interested in complication and nuance and messy human failing, his own and that of others.