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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... more

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... more

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... more

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


In the middle of our city are the woods, which are full of animals.

Kara asks: “How much further, Marcus? Do you... more

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... more

May 9, 2014 | Fiction


Simon Jacobs

Architecturally, it is almost an exact replica of the Indonesian-style villa he had... more

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... 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 deal.  I’ll go... 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.


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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 Mats.... 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 cut... 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


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


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.  

February 7, 2014 | Fiction


Scott McClanahan

I have stolen this prayer from my friend Giancarlo Ditrapano.  

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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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.