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Tulips photo
August 19, 2014 | Fiction


Virginia Konchan

Imaginary Audience, who is messing with whose head? Can therapy make one worse than one was before going in?

A Valley of Towers photo
August 14, 2014 | Fiction

A Valley of Towers

Daniel Miller

The ancient woman flicked softly on the inside of his princess’ free arm before slipping the needle inside.

Ultra Light photo
August 12, 2014 | Fiction

Ultra Light

Sam Virzi

Pretty girls appeared from behind huge wooden poles below the boardwalk.

The Quandary of The Pointy Objects Annex photo
August 5, 2014 | Fiction

The Quandary of The Pointy Objects Annex

Zachary Tyler Vickers

It’s an uphill battle to transition to a lifestyle of blunt objects.  

He Knows photo
July 28, 2014 | Fiction

He Knows

Heath Wilcock

We all laugh, hard, and keep reaching for more laughter deep in our heavenly bodies because it distracts us from thinking the same thing: God is slipping.

Dating a Somnambulist photo
July 25, 2014 | Fiction

Dating a Somnambulist

Kate Folk

One night your boyfriend sleepwalks to the kitchen and brings a handful of M&amp;Ms back to bed. You wake to bleary chocolate<a class="more" href="/web_features/dating-a-somnambulist">... more</a>

Knead photo
July 23, 2014 | Fiction


John Matthew Fox

After Pete and his daughter Aya finished the course work to become certified masseuses, they entered the hotel meeting room for the final<a class="more" href="/web_features/knead">... more</a>

Chinese Tea Party photo
July 18, 2014 | Fiction

Chinese Tea Party

Elissa Cahn

Spring was flipper-fitting season for young Olympic hopefuls like Jeannie. Although it was only March, Jeannie already had her<a class="more" href="/web_features/chinese-tea-party">... more</a>

Leona Never Happened photo
July 16, 2014 | Fiction

Leona Never Happened

Julia Evans

Peter first met (well, you know. "Met.") Leona when he was five years old. It would be thirty years before he would spend every<a class="more" href="/web_features/leona-never-happened">... more</a>

Antarctica photo
July 11, 2014 | Fiction


A. Werner

Antarctica wants you dead. The research scientists bundle you up in outside-resistant clothing and put you outside the insulated<a class="more" href="/web_features/antarctica">... more</a>

Ten Fingered Ten Toed Two Eyed Blue Eyed Nobody photo
July 9, 2014 | Fiction

Ten Fingered Ten Toed Two Eyed Blue Eyed Nobody

Mika Taylor

She had different stories for different people. “Lost it in a hunting accident.” “Shot off<a class="more" href="/web_features/ten-fingered-ten-toed-two-eyed-blue-eyed-nobody">... more</a>

The Stink of Horses: Excerpts from The Marina Golovina Controversy by the Ballet Book Series photo
June 27, 2014 | Fiction

The Stink of Horses: Excerpts from The Marina Golovina Controversy by the Ballet Book Series

Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam

“I don’t understand anything about the ballet; all I<a class="more" href="/web_features/the-stink-of-horses-excerpts-from-the-marina-golovina-controversy-by-the-ballet-book-series">... more</a>

Final Warning photo
June 24, 2014 | Fiction

Final Warning

Nora Bonner

Betty crossed her yard and our street and my yard holding a bundle of mail.

Three Stories photo
June 19, 2014 | Fiction

Three Stories

Mike Topp

The Light Bulb Man did not get the idea for the light bulb from those cartoons when someone gets an<a class="more" href="/web_features/three-stories--8">... more</a>

The Panda Barn photo
June 17, 2014 | Fiction

The Panda Barn

Lyndsey Reese

It’s called The Panda Barn, where you can go and it’ll just be rows and rows of beds

This Is What That Means  photo
June 13, 2014 | Fiction

This Is What That Means 

Maggie Donohue

I snapped back into it at the bar. I’d been there the whole time, of course, but I hadn’t really acknowledged it, and I<a class="more" href="/web_features/this-is-what-that-means-nbsp">... more</a>

3 Fictions photo
June 11, 2014 | Fiction

3 Fictions

Erica Stern

The Day Shirley Temple Died I remembered I was a bad mother. I called up my son, a bellboy in a fancy Las Vegas hotel, I wanted to<a class="more" href="/web_features/3-fictions">... more</a>

Fracture photo
June 3, 2014 | Fiction


Elise Matthews

 We believed something together, and when we believed it, it was true. Nothing else more true.

A Beautiful Woman of the World photo
May 28, 2014 | Fiction

A Beautiful Woman of the World

R. Dale Smith

I sat in my chair and stared at her. 

To the Man with the Synthesized Voice photo
May 22, 2014 | Fiction

To the Man with the Synthesized Voice

Rebecca Givens Rolland

It was obvious to me that you needed to talk, and I was there to listen and record.

Feral photo
May 15, 2014 | Fiction


Christopher Moyer

1. In the middle of our city are the woods, which are full of animals. Kara asks: “How much further, Marcus? Do you<a class="more" href="/web_features/feral">... more</a>

Real Skater Music photo
May 12, 2014 | Fiction

Real Skater Music

Chris L. Terry

Ask for a skateboard for Christmas. Pick it part-by-part from the skateshop near Needle Park. After, go to the Combat Zone to<a class="more" href="/web_features/real-skater-music">... more</a>

May 9, 2014 | Fiction


Simon Jacobs

Architecturally, it is almost an exact replica of the Indonesian-style villa he had<a class="more" href="/web_features/david-bowie-builds-the-house-on-little-tonshi-mountain-annotated">... more</a>

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.  They lit<a class="more" href="/web_features/feeling-good-is-believing-badly">... more</a>

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 deal.  I’ll go<a class="more" href="/web_features/you-think-you-can-stop-me">... more</a>

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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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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.