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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 will be... 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with-draw \with-‘dro\ vb- withdrew; withdrawn; withdrawing-  a: to remove from a place of deposit 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 the pockets of my husband’s... 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 sent... more

Manhunt, or Open Relationships Aren't Some Kind of Cakewalk, If That's What You'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 MOVIE UNLESS... more

Jesus Can'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 afternoon. “Now... 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 bunt like... 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.  

Ok — head down,... 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 Series... 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 named Ingrid... more

To Be or Not to Be Isn'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 pop out,... more

Monster, Days Like These, and Kept Curiosities  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 says... 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. Marvin... 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  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 hall, he... 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 food court... 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 instance, or... 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 stabs the... 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

Slots-of-Fun photo
December 1, 2010 | Fiction

Slots-of-Fun

Leah Bailly

You pop your cherry on top of a cliff at sunset, with a rainbow shooting from the roof and a cream soda tingling in its can on the... 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.

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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.