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Nocturnia photo
June 5, 2011 | Fiction

Nocturnia

Chris Narozny

I. A minimally invasive vaporization of the prostate, she says. Performed with high-energy light beams. Precise, she says. We're... more

Two Stories photo
June 5, 2011 | Fiction

Two Stories

Jason Joyce

Flight Patterns The night the ghosts got in we went out the third floor window.
I heard boot steps on the stairs and 
we were... more

Poetry and Songs for My Voice Cartographer photo
May 1, 2011 | Fiction

Poetry and Songs for My Voice Cartographer

Ledia Xhoga

The men I meet always want someone I’m not. Naturally, I think the one I’m meeting tonight... more

Withdraw photo
May 1, 2011 | Fiction

Withdraw

Mesha Maren

with-draw \with-‘dro\ vb- withdrew; withdrawn; withdrawing-  a: to remove from a place of deposit < I check... more

Free Advice photo
May 1, 2011 | Fiction

Free Advice

Matt Leibel

Do not open your story by talking about the weather. Do not exceed the posted speed limits. Do not accept packages from strangers. Do... more

Two Stories photo
May 1, 2011 | Fiction

Two Stories

David Joseph

FORECAST Little Thomas and I are out in the yard, ripping up dead saplings by the roots so the wind won’t. Last week a gust... more

Manhunt, or Open Relationships Aren&#39;t Some Kind of Cakewalk, If That&#39;s What You&#39;re Thinking, I Mean, Seriously photo
May 1, 2011 | Fiction

Manhunt, or Open Relationships Aren't Some Kind of Cakewalk, If That's What You're Thinking, I Mean, Seriously

Tim Jones-Yelvington

Headline: DON’T SAY... more

Jesus Can&#39;t Hit A Curveball photo
April 1, 2011 | Fiction, BASEBALL

Jesus Can't Hit A Curveball

Patrick Walczy

He doesn’t float to the plate, just walks. A smattering of applause, what you’d expect on a Wednesday... more

The Mistakes of Summer photo
April 1, 2011 | Fiction, BASEBALL

The Mistakes of Summer

Wendy Oleson

  Expecting Dodger Stadium to be half as awesome as Camelback Ranch Asking husband why he can't lay down a... more

Dan Sanders Hits A Grand Slam photo
April 1, 2011 | Fiction, BASEBALL

Dan Sanders Hits A Grand Slam

Dan Sanders

Home to First:  Is that really going out?  Really? Jesus. C'mon don't — Oh god damn it.... more

The Nine Innings of Morrie Rath photo
April 1, 2011 | Fiction, BASEBALL

The Nine Innings of Morrie Rath

Aubrey Hirsch

Inning 1: Morrie is all pins and needles going into his first at-bat. It's his first at-bat in a World... more

Two Baseball Atrocities photo
April 1, 2011 | Fiction, BASEBALL

Two Baseball Atrocities

John Dermot Woods

LATE SEASON In Remington, concerned neighbors who had not seen Mrs. Gross, an elderly woman who lived alone in a corner... more

Aria photo
February 1, 2011 | Fiction

Aria

Spencer Wise

  Before I left for the army, there were five of us camping in my father’s one-room cabin in Vermont. I watched a blond girl... more

To Be or Not to Be Isn&#39;t Really a Question &amp; The Green is Wrong photo
February 1, 2011 | Fiction

To Be or Not to Be Isn't Really a Question & The Green is Wrong

John Tway Zackel

  Michiko takes a class to learn the guitar. The class is taught by a... more

The Cuckoo Clock photo
February 1, 2011 | Fiction

The Cuckoo Clock

Jody Brooks

  My aunt willed me a cuckoo clock. It’s the clock I ran to watch every hour after school, waiting for the bird to... more

Monster, Days Like These, and Kept Curiosities&nbsp; photo
February 1, 2011 | Fiction

Monster, Days Like These, and Kept Curiosities 

Katie Jean Shinkle

  Monster The Loch Ness Monster Had A Baby! the front cover of the supermarket rag... more

A Model Life photo
January 1, 2011 | Fiction

A Model Life

Andrew Scott

  The Elders rented a two-bedroom unit in Building 16. The office staff knew Harv and Jean from their numerous complaints.... more

Patterson Thorndike is Dead photo
January 1, 2011 | Fiction

Patterson Thorndike is Dead

Harmony Neal

  Patterson Thorndike is Dead Patterson Thorndike was dead.  What was Dresden supposed to do with that... more

Fitzhugh Falls&nbsp; photo
January 1, 2011 | Fiction

Fitzhugh Falls 

Todd Cantrell

  Fitzhugh was there for the convention. Marcy held out a brochure which he took, then on his third lap around the... more

Interoffice Romance photo
January 1, 2011 | Fiction

Interoffice Romance

Dan Pinkerton

  In the weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day, Stacy conveyed a secret to Maureen as the two dined together in the... more

Rough Guide photo
January 1, 2011 | Fiction

Rough Guide

Dylan Hicks

  In a city with little meaningful work, he pays for non-services, pays to be shown things he’s already looking at, for... more

Almond Bark photo
December 1, 2010 | Fiction

Almond Bark

Luke Hawley

“Whoever invented almond bark is a genius.” The microwave beeps and my sister grabs two oven mitts off the counter. She... more

The Orange Man photo
December 1, 2010 | Fiction

The Orange Man

Carlin Mackie

At the hospital where my father is dying I meet an orange man. His skin is the exact color of a Clementine. He breathes from a tank... more

How to Break Bottles photo
December 1, 2010 | Fiction

How to Break Bottles

Maria Romasco-Moore

To begin with, you must drink. Drink and drink and drink until your thirst is satisfied but of course your thirst is never... more

Transmissions from Space photo
December 1, 2010 | Fiction

Transmissions from Space

Dan Sanders

February the First, 2010 Hello my friends. As many of you have heard on the news, I have decided to pay the Russian... more

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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

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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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