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Viagra photo
October 28, 2012 | Commercial Fiction

Viagra

Dave Housley

The real cowboy wears a fishing cap and one of those vests you associate with photographers, only his isn't stuffed with film or lenses... more

You Were a Horse Yesterday photo
October 25, 2012 | Fiction

You Were a Horse Yesterday

Molly Laich

You were a horse yesterday; what happened? I rode you places under the hot sun. You fought off flies with your tail and... more

Lies photo
October 24, 2012 | Fiction

Lies

Ben Tanzer

Can I speak to you for a moment? It’s your son’s teacher and so this can’t be good.  Now not good, doesn’t... more

Single White Robot photo
October 23, 2012 | Fiction

Single White Robot

Christopher Linforth

Hello, Sarah, your skin’s perspiring. Nervous? Your heart rate just jumped to 153 beats per minute and your eyes dilated by... more

Direct TV photo
October 21, 2012 | Commercial Fiction

Direct TV

Dave Housley

Here is what I know. They wear tights. Their wings are thin flapping things that look more like dragonflies than butterflies. They never... more

White Scars photo
October 17, 2012 | Fiction

White Scars

Meghan Lamb

He had a broad scar that ran over the back of his kneecap. The skin was all shiny and soft, like white bread packaged in Saran Wrap.

Honest Abe & Emily Dickinson Goes for a Drive photo
October 17, 2012 | Fiction

Honest Abe & Emily Dickinson Goes for a Drive

Penny Anderson

Here’s a story. One night in the tedious plains of Colorado, Abraham Lincoln drove his Model T into an embankment...

None of Your Business photo
October 16, 2012 | Fiction

None of Your Business

Wyatt Bonikowski

The gas station guy said, You folks all right?

The Closing photo
October 10, 2012 | Fiction

The Closing

T.D. Johnston

An excited murmur came to life when the audience was informed of the PhD in Biogenetics, the B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, and then the sweet icing: the minor in English.
 

The Fan Explodes Before We Go to Chicago photo
October 9, 2012 | Fiction

The Fan Explodes Before We Go to Chicago

Lex Sonne

Before she left for Avignon, before we left for Chicago, she said, “I miss my nephew. I miss Joshua,... more

Wrangler photo
October 7, 2012 | Commercial Fiction

Wrangler

Dave Housley

“I thought you were going to play football,” she says. “Yeah,” I say. “You’re wearing... more

Seven Pieces from "Future Project" photo
October 4, 2012 | Fiction

Seven Pieces from "Future Project"

James Grinwis

  FUTURE 45 There was a pile of sticks on the edge of the world. In it, numerous things of... more

A List of Our Demands photo
October 2, 2012 | Fiction

A List of Our Demands

Leif Haven

When found in this situation we realize that it is customary to provide a list of demands or a ransom note. We have discussed... more

Coors Light photo
September 30, 2012 | Commercial Fiction

Coors Light

Dave Housley

It is noon. Very hot. The Denver sun’s pitiless spotlight pushes down upon pedestrians carrying briefcases or carryout lunches.... more

Cialis photo
September 23, 2012 | Commercial Fiction

Cialis

Dave Housley

How he got the resort people to put these tubs out here, I have no idea.

An Interview with Michael Martone photo
September 21, 2012 | Fiction, Interview

An Interview with Michael Martone

Matthew Baker

In 2010, Michael Martone began conducting a series of interviews. Each of these interviews was written under... more

Word Counts photo
September 20, 2012 | Fiction

Word Counts

Tasha Matsumoto

Doesn’t it always begin with a contraction, a fluttering musclequake, birding in your heart?

I Love You! photo
September 11, 2012 | Fiction

I Love You!

Ethel Rohan

The monkey breeder interviews her suitability over the phone.

Agreements photo
September 5, 2012 | Fiction

Agreements

Michael Don

A little man in a boat paddles laps around a toilet bowl.

from the vault: The Novelist by Tao Lin photo
September 1, 2012 | from the vault, Fiction

from the vault: The Novelist by Tao Lin

Elizabeth Ellen looks back at Tao Lin's "The Novelist" from Hobart, Aug./Sept. '04.

from the vault: Overhanded by Amy Minton photo
September 1, 2012 | Fiction, from the vault

from the vault: Overhanded by Amy Minton

Matthew Simmons looks back at Amy Minton's "Overhanded" from Hobart, May '07, and also her interviews, and just her awesomeness in general.

from the vault: The Exit Colony by Spencer Dew photo
September 1, 2012 | Fiction, from the vault

from the vault: The Exit Colony by Spencer Dew

Jac Jemc looks back at Spencer Dew's "The Exit Colony" from Hobart October '04.

from the vault: Belly by Glen Pourciau photo
September 1, 2012 | Fiction, from the vault

from the vault: Belly by Glen Pourciau

Jensen Beach looks back at Glen Pourciau's "Belly" from Hobart October '08.

from the vault: Two Shorts by Aaron Gwyn photo
September 1, 2012 | Fiction, from the vault

from the vault: Two Shorts by Aaron Gwyn

Aaron Burch looks back at two Aaron Gwyn shorts from Hobart, early 2002.

The Haunt of Santa Fe photo
June 1, 2012 | Fiction

The Haunt of Santa Fe

Ashley Bethard

"She had lost something, but she was not sure what."

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Saul Stories

Elizabeth Ellen

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

Chloe Caldwell

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."
—Chicago Review of Books, "The Best Books of 2017 (So Far)"

"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."
—The Los Angeles Review

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