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Two Stories photo
July 31, 2017 | Fiction

Two Stories

Matt Naylor

The bank took the car but they didn't take my legs, so this morning I stole the neighbor kid's bike and pedaled into town. 

SLAB II photo
July 29, 2017 | Fiction

SLAB II

Big Bruiser Dope Boy

At dawn on Saturday, our powerlifting group arrived at the locker room to try on singlets.

This Is My Body photo
July 27, 2017 | Fiction

This Is My Body

KC Mead-Brewer

Dipping a finger into the little tub of pink polish, Jade struggled to focus on her sacristan duties: polish all the silver for the Sunday Eucharist—two wine chalices, two patens for bread, and one slotted spoon. 

Sock Factory photo
July 19, 2017 | Fiction

Sock Factory

Greg Chandler

First of all I want to thank you for accepting my friend request.  Out of all our graduating class of 1992, you were the only one to do so.  

Pierrot On The Futon photo
July 5, 2017 | Fiction

Pierrot On The Futon

Derick Dupre

I was a mess at every sunrise. The door winked at me, the comb was losing teeth.

Carl "The Monolith" Reinhardt  photo
June 28, 2017 | Fiction

Carl "The Monolith" Reinhardt 

TJ Fuller

I used to part masses. To wade through throngs of children cheering. Boogie would press play on the cassette, and I’d come through the crowd instead of take the aisle. I’d roll on the trampoline and stand above a field of pumping fists. 

Security Breeds Stagnation photo
June 26, 2017 | Fiction

Security Breeds Stagnation

Emily Pavick

I call that year my wandering year or my train station year or my year of the lucky rat year. It was 1996 and I was pregnant with my first child, Boris––born with a strong heart, Boris.

Exceptional Air photo
June 21, 2017 | Fiction

Exceptional Air

Jason Teal

Maybe Marjorie lives a solitary life bookended by Family Feud reruns, spending painstaking hours in front of the set trying to put the city together, but small parts keep breaking off or falling under the couch through her indelicate hands

Taking Care of the Baby photo
June 16, 2017 | Fiction

Taking Care of the Baby

Letitia Trent

The neighbor comes to my door with my keys in his hand: I'd left them in the mailbox earlier, or maybe yesterday, or the day before that.

The Girlfriends photo
June 14, 2017 | Fiction

The Girlfriends

Michelle Lyn King

His new girlfriend makes things with her hands. You know. Things. Candle holders out of twigs. A mosaic picture frame out of broken up bits of CDs.

Clothes Are Rarely Important in a Highly Emphasized Way photo
June 12, 2017 | Fiction

Clothes Are Rarely Important in a Highly Emphasized Way

Dóra Grőber

He's lying in bed thinking about his imaginary lover. He's not touching himself, he doesn't think about him when he does, only maybe in the very final moments. 

Those Things You Do photo
June 8, 2017 | Fiction

Those Things You Do

Michael Seymour Blake

You ignore the sudden impulse to bash your office mug collection and dance barefoot on the broken glass shards. Instead, you brush your teeth and get into bed because you have a busy day tomorrow!

Hands photo
June 6, 2017 | Fiction

Hands

Sara Henry

This is what Ro’s holy confirmation means. It means she’s a woman in the eyes of God. It means she’s almost done with the eighth grade

Grass Snake, Hailstorm photo
June 2, 2017 | Fiction

Grass Snake, Hailstorm

Lucie Bonvalet

I walk in the mud by the river. The mud is cold. The mud swallows one foot, then the other. It's hard to remove my foot, the mud won't let me.

Osmin's Drinks photo
May 31, 2017 | Food & Drink, Fiction

Osmin's Drinks

Joshua Bohnsack

Preparation:

- In pint glass, pour Rumchata over ice. 

- Top with Dr. Pepper or Root Beer, whichever he is feeling.

- Drink through a straw.

Three Short Fictions photo
May 30, 2017 | Fiction

Three Short Fictions

Ryan Bender-Murphy

I knocked your socks off and away they went into another neighborhood, city, state, country, world, and dimension. 

Gravel photo
May 29, 2017 | Fiction

Gravel

Shannon Heffernan

“You should have a drink,” she said.

 

“I’m going to be alone forever,” I said.

Please Interact with This Advertisement photo
May 27, 2017 | Fiction

Please Interact with This Advertisement

Benjamin Brandenburg

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The Storm photo
May 26, 2017 | Fiction

The Storm

Zeke Perkins

A lot of people had just given up.  Other people had made survival plans.  Schmitty and his folks were holing up in their basement with shotguns and rations.  He asked if I wanted to join them as he was allowed to bring one friend.  

"This isn't like going to Hershey Park, Schmitty," I told him, "I'm staying with my family."

Inside The Happiness Factory photo
May 25, 2017 | Fiction

Inside The Happiness Factory

Jeremy T. Wilson

The baby is adorable, and I wish she really was mine, I was really hers, and this was a picture my wife took, my beautiful blue-eyed wife and my beautiful blue-eyed baby.

Tree Man photo
May 24, 2017 | Fiction

Tree Man

Michael Chin

Mom called it car camping and always emphasized the distinction between it and what she termed real camping

Knocking photo
May 23, 2017 | Fiction

Knocking

Tiffany Jimenez

Allen says I haven’t got a voice on me, and so I’ve been trying to come up with special lyrics that only a voice like mine could sing. The last time I shared one of them, Allen said he couldn’t hear anything past the faucet. 

The Pie Toxicity Scale photo
May 22, 2017 | Fiction

The Pie Toxicity Scale

Leyna Krow

On a Tuesday morning in May, everyone in Spokane, Washington woke to the smell of pie. It was blueberry – sugary with a hint of vanilla. 

Contacts photo
May 19, 2017 | Fiction

Contacts

Sarah Van Bonn

It is impossible to tell which features of the river were made by nature and which were made by us, who are also nature.

The Bird photo
May 18, 2017 | Fiction

The Bird

Sandra Jensen

‘There are so many damaged birds,’ he said, spreading jam on his sourdough toast. 

‘I haven’t seen that many,’ I said. 

‘Well, I have,’ he said. ‘And I was just too tired to do what we did for that seagull.’

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Saul Stories

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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

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