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Exits photo
March 22, 2013 | Fiction

Exits

Jason Kane

You stare down at the departed. The fulgurites of your heart chattering. She was, man, an episode. An emitter of staggering forked words...

An excerpt of the story "Underthings" from the collection Spectacle photo
March 20, 2013 | Excerpt, Fiction

An excerpt of the story "Underthings" from the collection Spectacle

Susan Steinberg

 

My boyfriend hit me in the face with a book. It was an... more

Labyrinthian photo
March 18, 2013 | Fiction

Labyrinthian

Matt Rowan

Slowly he became aware he was no longer traveling down his back-entrance staircase.

Of Muzzy Smoke and Lapping Flame photo
March 14, 2013 | Fiction

Of Muzzy Smoke and Lapping Flame

Edmund Sandoval

Whatever crop and bung was leftover he burned in a large heap of muzzy smoke and lapping flame and when it was chopped down to ash and live glowing charcoal ember, he drug the spreader over the field, everything still burning and here and there little volcano puffs of flame and the iron wheels sizzling themselves...

All This Roadmap of Hurt photo
March 11, 2013 | Fiction

All This Roadmap of Hurt

Justin Lawrence Daugherty

Maria say she gon' tell me the future. She say she know. Mama taught her, but Maria had that gift, not her mama. The real kind. She'd seen all kinds of things 'fore they happen, like her brother shot dead in that parking lot, she'd seen it all four days before it happened.

What you gon' tell me I don't already know? I say.

Excerpt from the forthcoming novel Jillian photo
March 8, 2013 | Fiction

Excerpt from the forthcoming novel Jillian

Halle Butler

“We’re playing Memory Palace. It’s a medieval memory technique. If you need to remember a list of things, you pick a place that you remember well, like your childhood home or your office or your apartment, and you make a narrative...

For Steve photo
March 6, 2013 | Fiction

For Steve

Kristen Felicetti

If it hadn’t been for my day job, I never would have gone to Steve’s Shoes. I was a personal assistant to a famous actor’s wife, which... more

The French Shepherd photo
March 4, 2013 | Fiction

The French Shepherd

Liam Harkin

There were wolves near there. Wolves killing sheep. Poetry is dead. He thought. He could lend a hand.

Tongue photo
February 28, 2013 | Fiction

Tongue

David Cotrone

Kathryn was doing all she could to get her son to touch his food again. She wanted him to eat. “I don’t know what to do,” she said to the... more

Uptaten Towers photo
February 26, 2013 | Fiction

Uptaten Towers

Sam Martone

A hand over your mouth. A hush in the darkness. It’s the girl, whose name reminds you of another, who you remember marrying in some uncertain future or almost-forgotten dream.

Budwesier photo
February 23, 2013 | Commercial Fiction

Budwesier

Dave Housley

The man woke up and walked to the bathroom. He relieved his bladder and looked at himself in the mirror. He looked at the clock. 6:25. He... more

All She Had photo
February 21, 2013 | Fiction

All She Had

Jessica Richardson

A panel of grandfathers lived in the girl like a Greek chorus. One day she woke and they were building themselves bleachers. After that... more

Tears of the Platonic Man photo
February 19, 2013 | Fiction

Tears of the Platonic Man

Mark Richardson

The Platonic Man cries whenever I cry. Tears will be streaming down my face and I’ll look up and he’ll be dabbing his eyes... more

Brief Historiography of a Still-Unfolding Narrative photo
February 18, 2013 | Breaking Bad fiction

Brief Historiography of a Still-Unfolding Narrative

Sam Price

She said, during the commercial break, that she was a fan of westerns. I said, I loved the train... more

McDonald's photo
February 16, 2013 | Commercial Fiction

McDonald's

Dave Housley

We pull into the campground and it’s just like I imagined it would be: chaparral scrub receding to oaks and firs as we move up into... more

Music Reviews photo
February 11, 2013 | Fiction

Music Reviews

Daniel Mahoney

 

To London With Love

Artist: Wilhelm Blech
Album: Musicus Miscellanous; Christian Dean & Musica Immunda
Label:... more

Cassidy photo
February 6, 2013 | Fiction

Cassidy

Evelyn Hampton

At night the air waits for Cassidy the way it does for a fuse to free its load. Then the great burst air gets to be, the blues and pinks and... more

Empty Handed Year photo
February 5, 2013 | Fiction

Empty Handed Year

Brian Carr

The first time I fingered a girl, I messed it up. Of course, I didn’t realize at the time. It happened on a Friday night, at a playground. There were four of us there. Two girls, two boys. It was a very open thing. The girl who I fingered said she’d let me try, and we sent our friends to the basketball court to wait for us. 

Super Bowl photo
February 4, 2013 | Commercial Fiction

Super Bowl

Dave Housley

Guildenstern flips the coin and holds it out for Rosencrantz to see.

“Heads,” Rosencrantz says. “Again heads.” He turns around. “So... more

Range Rover photo
February 2, 2013 | Commercial Fiction

Range Rover

Dave Housley

Captain’s Log: Captain Richard L. Hiltonshire, HMS Evoque, North Carolina Coast. May 12, 1801

The Coast is in sight. America, I... more

On the Benefits of a Lego Heart... photo
January 30, 2013 | Fiction

On the Benefits of a Lego Heart...

Matthew Burnside

In my mind, I had already built a Lego wall around the perimeter of the yard, tall as the Siamese twin magnolia trees I sometimes sat in...

I WAS IN THIS MOVIE photo
January 29, 2013 | Fiction

I WAS IN THIS MOVIE

Susie Mee

I was in this movie. I was in this movie. I was in it. I was there. I was ripping in and out of the titles as they blinked... more

Toyota photo
January 26, 2013 | Commercial Fiction

Toyota

Dave Housley

Burns looks out toward the road. He puts a hand up to the glass and shakes his head. “I can’t believe this,” he says, his breath fogging the... more

From the Vault: Fitzhugh Falls by Todd Cantrell photo
December 28, 2012 | from the vault, Fiction

From the Vault: Fitzhugh Falls by Todd Cantrell

Jensen Beach looks back at Todd Cantrell's "Fitzhugh Falls" from Hobart January '11.

Lexus photo
December 25, 2012 | Commercial Fiction

Lexus

Dave Housley

Cynthia wakes to coffee smell and the sounds of William getting breakfast ready for the kids. She closes her eyes and for a moment, it is as... more

Recent Books

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Saul Stories

Elizabeth Ellen

"I didn't want to ever be outside of this moment. I knew at some point I would look at the picture I'd just taken and feel an overwhelming sense of loss. I thought as long as we could manage to stay inside this particular hotel room, to avoid our phones and every person with whom we'd ever come into contact, we would continue to feel whole. We were revolutionaries, goddamnit. These were our accumulation of beautiful moments. Before the world fractured us. I don't expect you to understand how I became Brad Pitt in that moment, how we all just flew along down the highway. Bandits. Ex-patriots. In love with this countryside, if not this country. Paper Moon. The Last Picture Show. All of this shot in black and white. Only the final scene in color."

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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.