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Reduction photo
June 1, 2012 | Fiction

Reduction

Juliet Escoria

"This was the old days, back when you could go down to Tijuana without a passport."

Three Shorts photo
June 1, 2012 | Fiction

Three Shorts

Alex Streiff

"We go to the golf course with a case of Busch and two deep-sea fishing rods fitted with steel leaders."

Ping-Pong, 12 Loring Place photo
May 2, 2012 | Fiction

Ping-Pong, 12 Loring Place

Meagan Cass

  It was the day after Christmas when our parents began to argue and we went down to the basement, to our new... more

Wind photo
May 1, 2012 | Fiction

Wind

Elizabeth Crane

  On the last day of her life, my grandmother woke up, went into the bathroom to brush her teeth, and looked into the mirror to... more

The Baby photo
May 1, 2012 | Fiction

The Baby

Pamela Harcourt

  The Baby's signature sportcoat was caught in the cab door again. "Every danged time," he muttered into his coffee.... more

The Buddy System photo
May 1, 2012 | Fiction

The Buddy System

Jon Morgan Davies

  The afternoon David was fired for stealing company office supplies and reselling them in an office superstore parking... more

She'd Taught Us How photo
May 1, 2012 | Fiction

She'd Taught Us How

Jesse Eagle

  We the children were out there in the alley again, digging holes in the asphalt with our shovels, digging holes in... more

Cuspis photo
May 1, 2012 | Fiction

Cuspis

Emilia Phillips

  My father told me tollbooths were drive-thru dentists. The orthodontists were the lanes labeled EXACT CHANGE ONLY.... more

A Visit to the Dock photo
April 1, 2012 | Fiction, BASEBALL

A Visit to the Dock

Bruce Harris

Most baseball fans remember the late Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Dock Ellis for his June 12, 1970 no-hitter against the San Diego... more

The Holding, The Explosion photo
April 1, 2012 | Fiction, BASEBALL

The Holding, The Explosion

Caleb Curtiss

Four hours before my 3rd shift, Sertaun is behind home plate calling balls and strikes and I am hung over as shit standing... more

Ken Burns' Little League photo
April 1, 2012 | Fiction, BASEBALL

Ken Burns' Little League

Dan Moreau

  Episode 1 Humble Beginnings The first official Little League was played in 1882 on a balmy summer... more

Only Catchers Get Credit For Their Unflinchingness photo
April 1, 2012 | Fiction, BASEBALL

Only Catchers Get Credit For Their Unflinchingness

Ronald Metellus

The Catcher showed his pointer finger, the signal for a fastball. Two fingers issued a polite... more

Baseball is Poetry photo
April 1, 2012 | Fiction, BASEBALL

Baseball is Poetry

Sam Ramos

  Mike Hampton - P When I wore my Astros hat and jersey to see them play the Cubs at Wrigley Field, someone threw a... more

Craig Griffey photo
April 1, 2012 | Fiction, BASEBALL

Craig Griffey

Mark Baumer

Craig Griffey ate snowflakes because he thought it would make him better at baseball. When Craig Griffey was six he almost retired... more

Little League Primer photo
April 1, 2012 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Little League Primer

Daniel Romo

  Pitcher (1) Often the biggest and most talented. Best arm on the team. A steady fastball, a heady game. Wise... more

Saturday photo
April 1, 2012 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Saturday

Kara Vernor

Girls, sweating in their polyester knickers, await their turns at the plate. Ankles clacking, mouths breathing, “We want a pitcher,... more

Out In The World photo
April 1, 2012 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Out In The World

Curtis Dawkins

Renteria almost hits one out in the bottom of the ninth of a 3-3 game against Cleveland. It’s been a nightmare season of... more

Rotation photo
April 1, 2012 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Rotation

James Scott

They said the scar tissue would break up in your shoulder, and that this could be a painful process. You imagine it cracking like dry earth... more

old HOBART archives photo
January 1, 2012 | Interview, Fiction

old HOBART archives

We are working toward converting all of the old into the new. We are not forsaking our past! But... it's going to take time. In the meantime... the ARCHIVES!

Amir photo
December 1, 2011 | Fiction

Amir

Brandon Hobson

My boss’s dealer was an Israeli guy named Amir who lived in Highland Park with his girlfriend and drove a Porsche. I met him one... more

One-Act Plays About Blonde-Haired Ponies photo
December 1, 2011 | Fiction

One-Act Plays About Blonde-Haired Ponies

Rachel Yoder

I’ll be the blonde-haired pony and you be the three-toed sloth on LSD. You be “altered.”... more

Her Knuckles Little Eggs photo
December 1, 2011 | Fiction

Her Knuckles Little Eggs

Molly Prentiss

The chemistry started in biology class. It was first period, and Roo had just gotten her first period. She could smell... more

Shoaling photo
December 1, 2011 | Fiction

Shoaling

Gary L. McDowell

My father, when he tried to quit smoking, used to suck on aquarium stones he sterilized at work. He claimed they worked better than candy... more

Tubman photo
November 1, 2011 | Fiction

Tubman

James Flaherty

  Presume a bathroom and a row of yellow and hotly round fluorescents above the mirror. Presume a young woman with her hip to the... more

The Second Person photo
November 1, 2011 | Fiction

The Second Person

Ted McLoof

You are a good-looking man. You know this because people tell you all the time, sometimes out of nowhere. You assume that people... more

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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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Person/a

Elizabeth Ellen

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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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