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Feeling Good Is Believing Badly photo
May 7, 2014 | Fiction

Feeling Good Is Believing Badly

Sam Nam

The posse gutted your daddy’s cattle and made your little sister gasp until she made no sounds at all. ... more

You Think You Can Stop Me photo
April 30, 2014 | BASEBALL, Fiction

You Think You Can Stop Me

Dennis Scott Herbert

You Think You Can Stop Me?? You can’t stop me.  So they don’t let me bring my cooler no more, big... more

An Excerpt from Unchecked Privileges, or I've Got To Sing a Torch Song  photo
April 25, 2014 | Fiction

An Excerpt from Unchecked Privileges, or I've Got To Sing a Torch Song 

Michael Sajdak & Gucci Lean

I'm giving up cold turkey for lent.   * *... more

Veteran Broadcaster Art Luce Signs Off photo
April 24, 2014 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Veteran Broadcaster Art Luce Signs Off

Matt Izzi

Two outs to go in the season, eight-nothing Huskies, it’s been a swinging party and nobody invited the... more

Depth of Field photo
April 23, 2014 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Depth of Field

Sarah Malone

François was working on a baseball campaign, the design and effects for it, two thirty second spots and a sixty, and fifteens... more

The Rumor Was photo
March 6, 2014 | Fiction

The Rumor Was

Kara Vernor

Three people had died on the rollercoaster, each decapitated by a wooden plank. He told her this as the lap bar lowered over them and... more

Listen photo
March 3, 2014 | Fiction

Listen

Douglas Light

A trashbag-blue tattoo of a spider stained her left big toe. D-O-O-M read the tops of her other four toes. She had a taste for chicken... more

Vengeful Ghosts photo
February 26, 2014 | Fiction

Vengeful Ghosts

Natalie Edwards

Recently I came across a paper I wrote in college at the prestigious University of Florida in 1999 about vengeful ghosts.

Settling photo
February 24, 2014 | Fiction

Settling

Jill Summers

They all felt it when the house moved, but only Mae made a sound, something small and guttural, something involuntary and low.

Bones in the Belly photo
February 21, 2014 | Fiction

Bones in the Belly

Candra Kolodziej

The air in the bedroom sags with mist that won’t touch anything. It hangs around the built-in bed, and stationary lamp, and my sisters and Ma. I can’t be in there. The noises are terrible, and the haze smells like evergreens. It makes me homesick.

The Good Book photo
February 19, 2014 | Fiction

The Good Book

Cynthia Larsen

Mother is sitting in the kitchen with the Bible and a fresh stack of paper. A cigarette smokes in the ashtray and the sink is full of dishes. “It’s not what you think,” I whisper to the boy I have brought home. Later I will suck his thoughts dry. 

Three Stories photo
February 17, 2014 | Fiction

Three Stories

C.A. Kaufman

Family Album, Romance and Circumstantial Evidence

The Investigators photo
February 13, 2014 | Fiction

The Investigators

Willie Fitzgerald

Inside the restaurant two beams of sunlight hit Spencer’s table at seemingly impossible angles. They meet on his butter dish, which has a single olive pit in it. It seems like outside the sun could be doubled.

The Aquarist photo
February 11, 2014 | Fiction

The Aquarist

Jacques Debrot

It’s not unheard of now for people to be replaced by look-alikes.  Troubled people, mostly.  Unhappy people.  

THE BIRTH CHAPTER photo
February 7, 2014 | Fiction

THE BIRTH CHAPTER

Scott McClanahan

I have stolen this prayer from my friend Giancarlo Ditrapano.  

Lawrence Frank Team Evaluation: Golden State Warriors photo
February 7, 2014 | Fiction

Lawrence Frank Team Evaluation: Golden State Warriors

Dave Housley

In December 2013, Brooklyn Nets Assistant Coach Lawrence Frank was "reassigned" by... more

Appraisals photo
February 5, 2014 | Fiction

Appraisals

Robert Long Foreman

I went to the Antiques Roadshow with my mother’s green marble frog in the inside pocket of the jacket of the black suit I wore to her funeral that morning. I had taken the frog from her house. I wanted to know what it was worth. 

Super Bowl (2013) photo
February 2, 2014 | Commercial Fiction

Super Bowl (2013)

Dave Housley

Last year, we ran a series of "Commercial Fiction"s by Dave Housley, which were collected into a book. One such piece in... more

The Chair photo
January 30, 2014 | Fiction

The Chair

Oliver Zarandi

Somebody has replaced my chair with a child. It was a beautiful chair. A rocking chair fashioned by my father. It makes no... more

A Very Tiny Bowl of Frosted Flakes photo
January 28, 2014 | Fiction

A Very Tiny Bowl of Frosted Flakes

Lindsey Gates-Markel

My girlfriend moved out. She gave me back the lease the next day. “I’m not sorry,” she said,... more

All Out photo
January 23, 2014 | Fiction

All Out

Michael Czyzniejewski

My sister once saw Meryl Streep naked in a public shower. It was back around 1980 and they were somewhere near Virginia Beach. Meryl Streep... more

GRUNT photo
January 21, 2014 | Fiction

GRUNT

Daniel Gonzalez

It was a freely made decision, a public vote, so I suppose one could argue that when I confronted my roommate and started an argument-- in... more

Short of Lundy photo
January 20, 2014 | Fiction

Short of Lundy

Cameron Pierce

  Every summer my father and I would make the drive to the ghost town of Lundy near the Nevada border to fish the lake... more

Foxes photo
January 16, 2014 | Fiction

Foxes

Joseph Horton

You are driving home from a place that makes its own beer, where it seemed wrong to order just a few because this is a small business and... more

The Man Who Painted Night photo
January 15, 2014 | Fiction

The Man Who Painted Night

Sarah Domet

It was a difficult job for the man who painted night.  First off, he always stained his clothes.  An... more

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Saul Stories

Elizabeth Ellen

A linked story collection detailing the relationship between the 40-year-old narrator, her eighth-grade daughter, Eli, and her daughter’s best friend, Saul. Includes the Pushcart Prize winning story "Teen Culture."

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Legs Get Led Astray

Chloe Caldwell

The original 2012 essay collection, redesigned and with three new essays by the author.

 

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Person/a

Elizabeth Ellen

"Ellen’s gigantic, circular novel leaves everything on the page. It’s one of the most thoughtful and creative books I’ve read in a long time."
—Chicago Review of Books, "The Best Books of 2017 (So Far)"

"PERSON/A is a fresh take on familiar feelings of loss and obsession. The novel feels like half autobiography, half fiction, and both halves will leave readers stunned."
—The Los Angeles Review

"I’m more stunned than able to decide or articulate what I really feel about Person/a, and that’s marvelous."
—The Lit Pub