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Fast photo
October 16, 2013 | Fiction

Fast

Jake Walters

Day one, just a few hours in, and the first scratches from his insides, just a little suggestion: only a nibble.  He tries to kill the animal<a class="more" href="/web_features/fast">... more</a>

THE REAL NEWISM photo
October 14, 2013 | Fiction

THE REAL NEWISM

Tyler Stoddard Smith

Many young novelists have been gravitating toward a movement known as the “Real Newism.” Adherents of the Real Newism assert that<a class="more" href="/web_features/the-real-newism">... more</a>

Buckhorn Golf Course photo
October 9, 2013 | Fiction

Buckhorn Golf Course

Dolan Morgan

Buckhorn Golf Course 36 FM 473, Comfort, TX 78013 4 out of 5 stars   This place is a real gem. Just imagine the<a class="more" href="/web_features/buckhorn-golf-course">... more</a>

from This isn't really about fishing photo
October 7, 2013 | Fiction

from This isn't really about fishing

Tasha Coryell

When Rob sent out pictures of Sophia, innocuous prints of her at a bar or a party, he found himself getting<a class="more" href="/web_features/from-this-isn-39-t-really-about-fishing">... more</a>

Serengeti photo
October 2, 2013 | Fiction

Serengeti

Ben Gross

I drove to the STD Clinic. I walked in and told a woman in an office through a window slightly larger than a fast food drive-thru window<a class="more" href="/web_features/serengeti">... more</a>

From The World Beneath the Light photo
September 30, 2013 | Fiction

From The World Beneath the Light

Robert Kloss

You will forget by your fourth birthday these your shifting first memories—your father’s goats at their graze, their black tongues slathered across your face, the chickens prancing and clucking upon the dirt of the yard, the spare trembling grasses and the crazed droning song of the grasshoppers, their brown juices streaking the lines of your palm.

Honey, Just Allow Me One More Chance photo
September 28, 2013 | Breaking Bad fiction

Honey, Just Allow Me One More Chance

Sam Price

I’ve been facing Sundays the same for a while now. The whole day feels like one of my quixotic childhood summers<a class="more" href="/web_features/honey-just-allow-me-one-more-chance">... more</a>

Caves of the Rust Belt photo
September 24, 2013 | Fiction

Caves of the Rust Belt

Joe Kapitan

Don’t believe me if you want, but the hole just appeared one night.

My Little Ponies™ and the Search for the Blue Crystal photo
September 21, 2013 | Breaking Bad fiction

My Little Ponies™ and the Search for the Blue Crystal

Mika Taylor

My Little Ponies™ and the Search for the Blue Crystal or Breaking Brony A<a class="more" href="/web_features/my-little-ponies-trade-and-the-search-for-the-blue-crystal">... more</a>

The Reproductive Behaviors of Certain Pelagic Fauna photo
September 18, 2013 | Fiction

The Reproductive Behaviors of Certain Pelagic Fauna

Caitlin McGuire

In sandtiger bellies, the young eat the young. You could fit a new-hatched sandtiger pup in your hand, but you shouldn't; they are pink, squishy cartilage, knife-tip teeth, and only the first one survives, chasing siblings down uterine hallways: hide and seek to death. After eating all his brothers, the last one standing sucks yolk like CapriSun from his sharkmom's eggs. By the time the sharkmom gives birth, the pup is the size of a six year old child. 

It's Pity Sex for the Both of Us photo
September 17, 2013 | Fiction

It's Pity Sex for the Both of Us

John Jodzio

It’s pity sex for both of us, me and Karen and her glass eye, in a motel room off the interstate.  

the revolution room: station one photo
September 13, 2013 | Fiction

the revolution room: station one

Allan Shapiro

It is not easy to remove a heart with a spoon from the chest of a man, nor is it clean. The spoon was purchased 48 hours earlier from the Bed, Bath & Beyond on 9th Street. The Nicole Miller Moments 5 pc Flatware Set was $24.99. The salad fork, dinner knife, dinner fork, and soup spoon were disposed of. Only the teaspoon remained.

Game Day photo
September 10, 2013 | Fiction

Game Day

Lisa Nikolidakis

In my phone sex voice I say, the quesadilla of the day is caramelized onion and chorizo. Chef makes ‘em special. Sure, I say: $5 house wines, $2 off apps. Would you like to start a tab?

Uriah photo
September 5, 2013 | Fiction

Uriah

Gabe Herron

The first time my neighbor's place burned to the ground, I wasn't his neighbor, but he told me about it.  

Once it Hits the Air photo
September 2, 2013 | Fiction

Once it Hits the Air

Luke Wiget

My Spanish was always too slow to impress my father. I tried not to learn it to spite him. But  that was like not swallowing water in your mouth when there’s no place to spit it out. 

Vincent Peppers Explains A Conference Call photo
August 29, 2013 | Fiction

Vincent Peppers Explains A Conference Call

Shane Jones

Good evening. I just ate eggs. Breakfast for dinner, is what Robin called it. Is there such a thing as<a class="more" href="/web_features/vincent-peppers-explains-a-conference-call">... more</a>

The Fire photo
August 28, 2013 | Fiction

The Fire

Petur HK

Let’s follow Holger home, they said, and burn his house down. We were under the bridge. We were trolls; we were engineers. We were<a class="more" href="/web_features/the-fire">... more</a>

Hymeneal in Many Voices (Comments on the Launch of Stacie and Kyle’s Wedding Registry) photo
August 26, 2013 | Fiction

Hymeneal in Many Voices (Comments on the Launch of Stacie and Kyle’s Wedding Registry)

Ivy Goodman

The value of a cash gift is on its face, and that, in<a class="more" href="/web_features/hymeneal-in-many-voices-comments-on-the-launch-of-stacie-and-kyle-rsquo-s-wedding-registry">... more</a>

Storage photo
August 21, 2013 | Fiction

Storage

Colin Bailey Williams

Carnie lives among piles of porcelain and Tupperware in a storage locker near Conneaut. She lost her job at the prison and then her house<a class="more" href="/web_features/storage">... more</a>

Two Short Shorts photo
August 20, 2013 | Fiction

Two Short Shorts

Trevor Dodge

EVERY DAY IS SUNDAY I go to call her for the ribs recipe but then I think how she doesn't respond to my jokes so I go to<a class="more" href="/web_features/two-short-shorts">... more</a>

The Uninvited Bar Mitzvah Guest photo
August 19, 2013 | Fiction

The Uninvited Bar Mitzvah Guest

Eleanor Levine

Stanley K owns a small radio shop on Forest Avenue in Lakewood.  I walk in, having not seen him in 30<a class="more" href="/web_features/the-uninvited-bar-mitzvah-guest">... more</a>

Contact photo
August 14, 2013 | Fiction

Contact

Glen Pourciau

I don’t know why, but until I went to her door our neighbor Marie hadn’t spoken to me in more than a year.  I usually only see her in<a class="more" href="/web_features/contact">... more</a>

Going South photo
August 12, 2013 | Fiction

Going South

Maura Roosevelt

They must have been in Georgia already.  Mile-high pine trees loomed just above titanium light poles.  Rain was coming down at the car<a class="more" href="/web_features/going-south">... more</a>

Selected Entries from The Daily Log of Personal to Professional Proceedings by Saul Goodman photo
August 11, 2013 | Breaking Bad fiction

Selected Entries from The Daily Log of Personal to Professional Proceedings by Saul Goodman

Colin Winnette

Accompanied a young couple for the euthanization of<a class="more" href="/web_features/selected-entries-from-the-daily-log-of-personal-to-professional-proceedings-by-saul-goodman">... more</a>

Quotes from the lost Breaking Bad episode, "The Room" photo
August 10, 2013 | Breaking Bad fiction

Quotes from the lost Breaking Bad episode, "The Room"

Gavin Mhley

The following are direct quotes from the lost episode of Breaking Bad. Summary:<a class="more" href="/web_features/quotes-from-the-lost-breaking-bad-episode-quot-the-room-quot">... more</a>

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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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.