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The Fear of Secretarial Errors photo
December 3, 2012 | Fiction

The Fear of Secretarial Errors

Rupprecht Mayer (Translation by Kenneth Kronenberg)

On the one hand, it was tough for Tessa to be let go by the Internet company, but it meant that she could now fulfill... more

Intuit GoPayment photo
December 2, 2012 | Commercial Fiction

Intuit GoPayment

Dave Housley

 

Derek barely slows down at intersections. Not anymore. Not since we got that card reader and “set out toward the... more

A Change of Seasons photo
November 29, 2012 | Fiction

A Change of Seasons

Nathan Oates

No one called it a plague at first.  We weren’t the kind of people who used words like that, words heavy with the suggestion of some greater force, but the idea was there, almost from the beginning, skittering around in the back of my head, peeking out into the light.

A Multitude of Chairs photo
November 27, 2012 | Fiction

A Multitude of Chairs

Michael Magnes

The table is in the room and the room has a table in it

Whistle photo
November 26, 2012 | Fiction

Whistle

William VanDenBerg

At 32 she whistled for the first time and was alarmed by her talent.

All God's Children photo
November 21, 2012 | Fiction

All God's Children

Tawnysha Greene

On the day we come with Daddy down the mountain, Momma wakes us up early while Daddy's still asleep, pulls out white poster boards, markers from the closet, and together, we draw babies. Heads with black eyes, bodies curled, hands in mouths, a blue cord running from their bellies to somewhere off the page.

Husbands, Wives, Husbands, Children, and Wives photo
November 19, 2012 | Fiction

Husbands, Wives, Husbands, Children, and Wives

Beau Golwitzer

A tiny husband lay in a pool of blood beneath him.

Subway photo
November 18, 2012 | Commercial Fiction

Subway

Dave Housley

The first thing was, everybody’s voices changed. Not changed deeper, like puberty. This was changing back: they went high, squeaky, like we... more

Wash Theory photo
November 14, 2012 | Fiction

Wash Theory

Anthony Varallo

Plates, large:
Stack in bottom row.  Front side should face the rinse cylinder.  Do not face plates away from the rinse cylinder.   Do... more

Brief Encounters With Famous Women, Famous Men, Fictional Men photo
November 13, 2012 | Fiction

Brief Encounters With Famous Women, Famous Men, Fictional Men

Roxane Gay and xTx

Morgan Freeman makes me cry.

It's a Story She Hasn't Told Him Yet Because She Knows What It Will Make Him Do photo
November 7, 2012 | Fiction

It's a Story She Hasn't Told Him Yet Because She Knows What It Will Make Him Do

Sarah Marshall

He was her first virgin, and he waited to do it in a bed.

Elbows photo
November 5, 2012 | Fiction

Elbows

Zachary Tyler Vickers

Ian’s mother warned him about jumping on the mattress.

Miller Lite photo
November 4, 2012 | Commercial Fiction

Miller Lite

Dave Housley

We were taking shots at the bar before the bar, pre-gaming, game-facing. We did a round of jaeger bombs and Fixer knocked some dap and went outside for a smoke.

Boy and Jelly Roll photo
November 1, 2012 | Fiction

Boy and Jelly Roll

Ric Hoeben

The two of them are down on the riverbank, idling; their calico van sits arch-above. 

Rico's Journey Through Hell photo
October 31, 2012 | Hobart 7, Fiction

Rico's Journey Through Hell

Stefan Kiesbye

In the fall of Helga Vierksen’s death, I was seven years old.

Reggie Miller photo
October 30, 2012 | Fiction

Reggie Miller

Salvatore Pane

You’re listening to an audiobook about the history of the Mercury space program when the car accident happens. It’s so fast you barely... more

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 or... 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 have to mean bad, but it means... 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 two... 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

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...

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.

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.
 

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.