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To Fall is to Serve the Public Good photo
December 24, 2014 | Fiction

To Fall is to Serve the Public Good

Shane Hunt

Defenestrated again. On the way down I regret that it isn’t raining.

Brass on Oak; Oak on Marble; Marble on Glass; Glass on Steel photo
December 17, 2014 | Fiction

Brass on Oak; Oak on Marble; Marble on Glass; Glass on Steel

Andrew Brininstool

Ed's note: This story originally ran on Hobart in 2010. In celebration of the upcoming... more

No Room for Discontent photo
December 16, 2014 | Fiction

No Room for Discontent

Olga Zilberbourg

Four decades after breaking off our high school romance, we found each other again, I, Phillip, twenty-five years into my second marriage, and I, Lily, divorced.

Outcasts photo
December 11, 2014 | Fiction

Outcasts

Danny Lorberbaum

Toby was blind. He was different. We left him alone.

 

Not This Town photo
December 9, 2014 | Fiction

Not This Town

Tina V. Cabrera

The fact that it happened at the town's polar bear research station is irrelevant. A polar bear didn't kill the child.

The Painter's Delay photo
December 5, 2014 | Fiction

The Painter's Delay

Matt Bell

The parents were not without greed, and so the younger painted, and as she painted the painting changed. 

Dead Poet, No Fun photo
December 2, 2014 | Fiction

Dead Poet, No Fun

Caitlin Barasch

On the night I left your apartment, my phone died.

Taco Kit photo
November 27, 2014 | Fiction

Taco Kit

Claudia Cadavid

“I’m helping you get in touch with your heritage,” Susana said to Tom, foisting the grocery bag onto the counter.  She pulled the tub of... more

What I Could Buy photo
November 25, 2014 | Fiction

What I Could Buy

Leslie Pietrzyk

What I could buy with the insurance money they gave me when you died:

One Ferrari, red or black, assuming V-8 instead of V-12,... more

The God of the Living Room photo
November 25, 2014 | Fiction

The God of the Living Room

Paul Luikart

I’m in Tom's apartment staring at the big deer head he has hanging on the wall of his living room. Tom has a small place... more

How I Spent My Summer Vacation photo
November 20, 2014 | Fiction

How I Spent My Summer Vacation

Andrew M. Howard

She asks me to tell her a story. Almost every night she can’t sleep. I’m no storyteller, I’ll say, and at first I... more

Grand Army of the Republic Highway photo
November 19, 2014 | Fiction

Grand Army of the Republic Highway

Jacob White

I am driving through the hill country when I spot up ahead, in the dip between two hills, this young buck with his thumb out, sleeveless, flaunting the white underside of a supple tanned bicep

Him or His Brother photo
November 18, 2014 | Fiction

Him or His Brother

Anna Lea Jancewicz

I was wearing white lipstick when I pressed a kiss onto the dirty window in the back corner of his mother’s garage, pasting... more

Food Memories photo
November 13, 2014 | Fiction

Food Memories

Sara McGrath

The girl you spent a whole summer watching Beverly Hills 90210 and eating McDonald’s lunches with ran up behind you, taking hold of your backpack.

Somewhere Between Now and the Zucchini photo
November 13, 2014 | Fiction

Somewhere Between Now and the Zucchini

Warren Buchanan

I ran into myself at the grocery store the other day. The store had just run out of Cookie Crisp cereal. The... more

Animals photo
November 11, 2014 | Fiction

Animals

Joe Lucido

Another dry day, so I build my wall—cinderblocks delivered to my driveway— and another house for sale sign comes down and the new neighbors,... more

Leftovers photo
November 11, 2014 | Fiction

Leftovers

Lauren Vevers

I start working in the bakery because I think of it as romantic. I count each sugared donut while composing hypothetical letters to past... more

Cowboys Don't Eat Their Horses photo
November 6, 2014 | Fiction

Cowboys Don't Eat Their Horses

Steven W. McCarty

Before I was fired from Pinnacle Heating & Air, my boss had me drive to Limon to pick up the most expensive... more

Hold On photo
November 4, 2014 | Fiction

Hold On

Steve Karas

Ethan’s virtual shrink said this would be good for him. It’s his first time in a human touch center, even though they’ve been popping up... more

Plotlines from TV’s The Sopranos Re-Interpreted by Lydia Davis photo
November 3, 2014 | TV, Fiction

Plotlines from TV’s The Sopranos Re-Interpreted by Lydia Davis

Christian Hayden

The Mortadella

Sometimes when my husband and I argue he eats... more

Ghost photo
October 31, 2014 | Fiction

Ghost

Kevin Maloney

Two days before Halloween I caught my wife having sex with my best friend Dave in a position we’d never tried in seven years of marriage. She... more

Nelson from The Simpsons photo
October 30, 2014 | Fiction

Nelson from The Simpsons

Roshan Abraham

Nelson stands on the corner of two major intersections in Springfield. He stands inert, periodically blinking as if waiting... more

Vincent Peppers At The Podium photo
October 27, 2014 | Fiction

Vincent Peppers At The Podium

Shane Jones

Good morning. Vincent Peppers here and I just thought this day is a grave. Terrible words to have running through your... more

6 Fictions photo
October 22, 2014 | Fiction

6 Fictions

Mel Bosworth & Ryan Ridge

Recovery

After draining the toilet I put everything in the toilet. I drank a bottle of cough syrup and went outside. The cat spoke to... more

Transcript Sept. 14 photo
October 22, 2014 | Fiction

Transcript Sept. 14

Josh Mattson

Did you eat?

Yes.

There’s carrot cake with cream cheese frosting.

Oh, good. I’ll have some later.

And... more

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Elizabeth Ellen

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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.