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Los Pollos Hermanos comment card photo
August 9, 2013 | Breaking Bad fiction

Los Pollos Hermanos comment card

Chad Chmielowicz

Dear Sir or Madam,

I feel I need to begin by saying I am a longtime lover of your products. As a single mom... more

Grading Bad photo
August 8, 2013 | Breaking Bad fiction

Grading Bad

Jon Sindell

She was The Incorruptible, so named by a senior during the most grueling AP World semester ever. “Just one night off, Ms. L,” whined... more

The Diner Scene photo
August 7, 2013 | Fiction

The Diner Scene

Dan DeMarco

At the diner, when David has been allowed to order a cup of coffee and become a thinking person again, he will begin to attempt to... more

Three short-shorts from Bombyonder photo
August 5, 2013 | Fiction

Three short-shorts from Bombyonder

Reb Livingston

from Bombyonder

After the bird flu it wasn’t safe to eat the chicken or the stuffing. Gloves and knives... more

An Account of the Shell photo
July 31, 2013 | Fiction

An Account of the Shell

Patty Yumi Cottrell

Suppose the policeman does not come when you call him for help. So what good is the phone? What good is the policeman?... more

Field Guide for Fools photo
July 30, 2013 | Fiction

Field Guide for Fools

Erin Fortenberry

Curation

I told my first lie to a girl with a Hans Christian Andersen name, holding onto the metal bars in the playground... more

Joining the Circus photo
July 25, 2013 | Fiction

Joining the Circus

Erik Evenson

The three of them were in the car headed eastbound I-90, on their way to Tiny’s Farm, when Millard thought of his first name of... more

Clearance photo
July 23, 2013 | Fiction

Clearance

Susannah Felts

He led her blindfolded through the kitchen, down the steps to the backyard. “Birthday girl,” he had whispered to her this morning, offering her coffee in bed. 

Batter photo
July 18, 2013 | Fiction

Batter

W.R. Porter

"Hills Like White Elephants" on a waffle.

Drought photo
July 15, 2013 | Fiction

Drought

Ian Sanquist

One summer, under the streetlamps, the storm clouds, our friend on life support...

Trellis Passing photo
July 10, 2013 | Fiction

Trellis Passing

Michael Chaney

The new neighbors were moving vans and glimpses behind curtains. In time, they became an electronic fiction behind a white trellis fence. My dog could smell their vacancies.

The Painter's Arm photo
July 9, 2013 | Fiction

The Painter's Arm

Eliza Smith

My boyfriend cut off my arm while I slept. He had thought the whole thing through months in advance, he told me the next morning.

The Part Where Bull Scours His Room for Bugs photo
July 8, 2013 | Fiction

The Part Where Bull Scours His Room for Bugs

Diego Báez

He slides an open palm up and down wallpaper that appears to depict horsemen and battalions in battle. He presses an ear to it. He tilts a framed print of Caravaggio’s Holofernes away from the wall.

Excerpt from the Novella in Progress, Bridges No Longer Span These Waters photo
July 3, 2013 | Fiction

Excerpt from the Novella in Progress, Bridges No Longer Span These Waters

Brian Warfield

Daniel heard it driving home...

A Slick Six from Camouflage Country photo
July 2, 2013 | Fiction

A Slick Six from Camouflage Country

Mel Bosworth & Ryan Ridge

Encore

He got a nice new haircut. His laryngitis was gone. His heart hurt less and the same with his head.... more

Disaster Photos photo
July 1, 2013 | Fiction

Disaster Photos

Nathan Tavares

You could still hear the sounds of their screams, over the water, as they tipped over the falls.

The Eyes of God photo
June 25, 2013 | Fiction

The Eyes of God

Amy Holwerda

When Homer went blind, Langley’s remedy was one hundred oranges a week.

Invisible Mosquitoes photo
June 24, 2013 | Fiction

Invisible Mosquitoes

Mark Baumer

Four teenagers named “Phil” were tired of their dads not being rich.

“It is very frustrating to have a poor dad,” said... more

Three Must Haves #5 photo
June 19, 2013 | Fiction

Three Must Haves #5

Steven Casimer Kowalski

 

Sterling-Silver Crook-Handle Bespoke Umbrella with Silk Canopy: $2,295

We hope that you never need use this umbrella. ... more

WORD LIST AND STYLE GUIDE FOR IN THE HOUSE UPON THE DIRT BETWEEN THE LAKE AND THE WOODS photo
June 18, 2013 | Fiction

WORD LIST AND STYLE GUIDE FOR IN THE HOUSE UPON THE DIRT BETWEEN THE LAKE AND THE WOODS

Matt Bell

Note: Below is the style sheet for my novel In the House... more

Junkyard Fortunes photo
June 17, 2013 | Fiction

Junkyard Fortunes

Phillippe Diederich

Pingo went first. He always did. The rest of us stood at the top of the slope over the place where the sewer pipes from town... more

May Two People Breathe in a Real Room photo
June 12, 2013 | Fiction

May Two People Breathe in a Real Room

Kari Larsen

On her bike in the rain, Sally could not shake the bus. The double-decker advanced no more confidently than... more

Those Menacing Invites photo
June 11, 2013 | Fiction

Those Menacing Invites

Matthew Pitt

Lou Reed was at our party last night. I think. Couldn’t ID him clearly—with the dark, smoke, and all that constant shifting.... more

Body Immortal photo
June 10, 2013 | Fiction

Body Immortal

Sequoia Nagamatsu

The scientist entered the mansion through a secret passage, and the dictator and his staff gave him DNA samples and told him to make... more

Astronauts photo
June 7, 2013 | Fiction

Astronauts

Dana Diehl

Things they never tell you when your husband leaves the planet:

It’ll happen faster in real-life than it does on TV. 10, 9, 8… A... more

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.

ON SALE for only $5 through June 15!!

 

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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!


ON SALE for only $5 through June 15!!

 

 

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Saul Stories

Elizabeth Ellen

Saul Stories is a linked collection that explores the relationships between a forty-year-old female artist, her teenaged daughter, and her daughter's friends. With ferocious realism, the book interrogates how children of differing classes and races are treated in the U.S., and the salacious and skeptical ways the current culture views cross-generational friendships. But most potently—in narratives taking place in Denny's and movie theatres and living rooms and cars—Saul Stories wonders what it means to be a woman and an artist and a mother, all at once.