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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


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


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


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>

Los Pollos Hermanos comment card photo
August 9, 2013 | Breaking Bad fiction

Los Pollos Hermanos comment card

Chad Chmielowicz

Dear Sir or Madam,

I feel I need to begin by saying I am a longtime lover of your products. As a single mom<a class="more" href="/web_features/los-pollos-hermanos-comment-card">... more</a>

Grading Bad photo
August 8, 2013 | Breaking Bad fiction

Grading Bad

Jon Sindell

She was The Incorruptible, so named by a senior during the most grueling AP World semester ever. “Just one night off, Ms. L,” whined<a class="more" href="/web_features/grading-bad">... more</a>

The Diner Scene photo
August 7, 2013 | Fiction

The Diner Scene

Dan DeMarco

At the diner, when David has been allowed to order a cup of coffee and become a thinking person again, he will begin to attempt to<a class="more" href="/web_features/the-diner-scene">... more</a>

Three short-shorts from Bombyonder photo
August 5, 2013 | Fiction

Three short-shorts from Bombyonder

Reb Livingston

from Bombyonder

After the bird flu it wasn’t safe to eat the chicken or the stuffing. Gloves and knives<a class="more" href="/web_features/three-short-shorts-from-bombyonder">... more</a>

An Account of the Shell photo
July 31, 2013 | Fiction

An Account of the Shell

Patty Yumi Cottrell

Suppose the policeman does not come when you call him for help. So what good is the phone? What good is the policeman?<a class="more" href="/web_features/an-account-of-the-shell">... more</a>

Field Guide for Fools photo
July 30, 2013 | Fiction

Field Guide for Fools

Erin Fortenberry


I told my first lie to a girl with a Hans Christian Andersen name, holding onto the metal bars in the playground<a class="more" href="/web_features/field-guide-for-fools">... more</a>

Joining the Circus photo
July 25, 2013 | Fiction

Joining the Circus

Erik Evenson

The three of them were in the car headed eastbound I-90, on their way to Tiny’s Farm, when Millard thought of his first name of<a class="more" href="/web_features/joining-the-circus">... more</a>

Clearance photo
July 23, 2013 | Fiction


Susannah Felts

He led her blindfolded through the kitchen, down the steps to the backyard. “Birthday girl,” he had whispered to her this morning, offering her coffee in bed. 

Batter photo
July 18, 2013 | Fiction


W.R. Porter

"Hills Like White Elephants" on a waffle.

Drought photo
July 15, 2013 | Fiction


Ian Sanquist

One summer, under the streetlamps, the storm clouds, our friend on life support...

Trellis Passing photo
July 10, 2013 | Fiction

Trellis Passing

Michael Chaney

The new neighbors were moving vans and glimpses behind curtains. In time, they became an electronic fiction behind a white trellis fence. My dog could smell their vacancies.

The Painter's Arm photo
July 9, 2013 | Fiction

The Painter's Arm

Eliza Smith

My boyfriend cut off my arm while I slept. He had thought the whole thing through months in advance, he told me the next morning.

The Part Where Bull Scours His Room for Bugs photo
July 8, 2013 | Fiction

The Part Where Bull Scours His Room for Bugs

Diego Báez

He slides an open palm up and down wallpaper that appears to depict horsemen and battalions in battle. He presses an ear to it. He tilts a framed print of Caravaggio’s Holofernes away from the wall.

Excerpt from the Novella in Progress, Bridges No Longer Span These Waters photo
July 3, 2013 | Fiction

Excerpt from the Novella in Progress, Bridges No Longer Span These Waters

Brian Warfield

Daniel heard it driving home...

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