hobart logo

Showing results for Fiction

Notes on a Failed Town photo
December 1, 2009 | Fiction

Notes on a Failed Town

Trent England

It was a long time before slavery went away. The town kept their own slaves well into the Carnegie Administration, trading<a class="more" href="/web_features/notes-on-a-failed-town">... more</a>

Three Stories photo
December 1, 2009 | Fiction

Three Stories

Xhenet Aliu

How To Play Shit My brothers Kimi and Mike left with their friend Carmen to steal some watermelon Now &amp; Laters from the<a class="more" href="/web_features/three-stories--4">... more</a>

House Calls photo
November 1, 2009 | Fiction

House Calls

Chad Simpson

The sun wasn't even fully up yet and there I was, on some stranger's roof, about to begin work for the day, when this girl, maybe four<a class="more" href="/web_features/house-calls">... more</a>

The Secret of Healers and Monsters photo
November 1, 2009 | Fiction

The Secret of Healers and Monsters

Justin Hamm

All his life the boy threw knives. In his youth he threw knives only in his mind, pretended himself the central<a class="more" href="/web_features/the-secret-of-healers-and-monsters">... more</a>

Capture This Thing photo
November 1, 2009 | Fiction

Capture This Thing

Brian Mihok

Take it from inside you and draw it out. Do it before it decides you are not what you seem to be and, as a result, holds you up<a class="more" href="/web_features/capture-this-thing">... more</a>

Fathers, Sons, Acorns, Oak Trees photo
November 1, 2009 | Fiction

Fathers, Sons, Acorns, Oak Trees

Roxane Gay

In high school, dating Randall "Big Randy" Barton was a rite of passage for the small population of black girls at our<a class="more" href="/web_features/fathers-sons-acorns-oak-trees">... more</a>

My Hand, Dead Tissue, Severed at the Wrist photo
October 1, 2009 | Fiction

My Hand, Dead Tissue, Severed at the Wrist

Kevin Wilson

Carol Gipson had acne and was the slightest bit pudgy but she seemed like someone who would turn beautiful<a class="more" href="/web_features/my-hand-dead-tissue-severed-at-the-wrist">... more</a>

A Businessman &amp; photo
October 1, 2009 | Fiction

A Businessman &

Reynard Seifert

I put on my suit. It's a business suit. I'm a businessman and I mean business. I mean 'business' with a big 'B' and an ampersand.<a class="more" href="/web_features/a-businessman-amp">... more</a>

Mechler &amp; I photo
October 1, 2009 | Fiction

Mechler & I

Andrew Roe

With apologies to Jorge Luis Borges' "Borges and I" The other one, the one called Melcher, is the fuckup. I travel a lot<a class="more" href="/web_features/mechler-amp-i">... more</a>

Grass photo
October 1, 2009 | Fiction

Grass

David Holub

Doug's house looks the same as Bob's house. Bob lives next to Doug. On the ground surrounding their houses they have planted blades of<a class="more" href="/web_features/grass">... more</a>

Four Recent Apocalypses photo
October 1, 2009 | Fiction

Four Recent Apocalypses

Lucy Corin

Lucky All these people. How did they do it? Well, many did not. Broke as eggs on sidewalks, sister. They were walking<a class="more" href="/web_features/four-recent-apocalypses">... more</a>

The Zoo: Two Stories photo
September 1, 2009 | Fiction

The Zoo: Two Stories

J. A. Tyler

penguins For the penguins it is cold and sometimes it is cold like that in my bedroom, where I sleep, and the covers that<a class="more" href="/web_features/the-zoo-two-stories">... more</a>

Slut Whore photo
September 1, 2009 | Fiction

Slut Whore

Cami Park

Slut Whore has every Barbie on the market, lined up sitting on her windowsill along her bedroom wall, and all the best clothes and<a class="more" href="/web_features/slut-whore">... more</a>

Interview with a Union Soldier, Recently Dead photo
September 1, 2009 | Fiction

Interview with a Union Soldier, Recently Dead

Erin Lindsay McCabe

Near a mound of fresh dirt under a sprawling oak tree. Cannons rumble in the distance. Lounging next to<a class="more" href="/web_features/interview-with-a-union-soldier-recently-dead">... more</a>

A Letter to Amandas photo
September 1, 2009 | Fiction

A Letter to Amandas

Amanda Marbais

My friend Brandon has packed his friend's Jeep with provisions of snowballs, dried turkey, Finlandia. Observing the heaped<a class="more" href="/web_features/a-letter-to-amandas">... more</a>

In the Land Between the Valley and the Hills, What Men Said, They Meant photo
July 1, 2009 | Fiction

In the Land Between the Valley and the Hills, What Men Said, They Meant

Damian Dressick

Before the blue was sailed by Columbus and his greedy, maritime ilk, before<a class="more" href="/web_features/in-the-land-between-the-valley-and-the-hills-what-men-said-they-meant">... more</a>

Garbage Day photo
July 1, 2009 | Fiction

Garbage Day

Baird Harper

Early Morning Debra Jims dreams of Kool-Aid. The juice leaves a red mustache above her lip. Men around her have mustaches too, real<a class="more" href="/web_features/garbage-day">... more</a>

Tell the Bees photo
July 1, 2009 | Fiction

Tell the Bees

Jessica Piazza

"...as soon as a member of the family has breathed his or her last a younger member of the household... is told to visit the hives,<a class="more" href="/web_features/tell-the-bees">... more</a>

The Piano Thief and Hamsters photo
July 1, 2009 | Fiction

The Piano Thief and Hamsters

Stephen Graham Jones

The Piano Thief It'll take him all of a month, longer if he's in love. But always at least those thirty days.<a class="more" href="/web_features/the-piano-thief-and-hamsters">... more</a>

Some Kind of Memorial photo
June 1, 2009 | Fiction

Some Kind of Memorial

B.J. Hollars and Brendan Todt

Georgia Ambler used to jog on Thursdays while Jake and I shot baskets in the drive. "You're outta shape, old man," Jake<a class="more" href="/web_features/some-kind-of-memorial">... more</a>

The Cow photo
June 1, 2009 | Fiction

The Cow

Jeff Kass

When Larry hit the cow on the two-lane highway in Virginia, the face of the cow, its open mouth hurtling past the driver's-side window,<a class="more" href="/web_features/the-cow">... more</a>

Terror, Not Terror photo
June 1, 2009 | Fiction

Terror, Not Terror

Kyle Beachy

When they told us that the Corn Palace in Mitchell, South Dakota, had been destroyed by a crude but powerful bomb — TERRORIST,<a class="more" href="/web_features/terror-not-terror">... more</a>

Sparkle photo
June 1, 2009 | Fiction

Sparkle

Ravi Mangla

There was a sparkle in my smile so I went to my friend Derrick's to get it looked at. I didn't want cancer. Derrick asked questions<a class="more" href="/web_features/sparkle">... more</a>

SpinningaGoodYarn.com FAQ photo
June 1, 2009 | Fiction

SpinningaGoodYarn.com FAQ

Eric Vrooman

Do you really spend 80% of your free time knitting? Yes. I've knit during a blackout and a brownout, on the back seat<a class="more" href="/web_features/spinningagoodyarn-com-faq">... more</a>

Vacation photo
May 1, 2009 | Fiction

Vacation

David Aichenbaum

The man and the woman he plans to marry are almost playing croquet in Jamaica. They don't know the rules. There are heavy mallets and dusty<a class="more" href="/web_features/vacation">... more</a>

Recent Books

Preview cropped ee coverthumb

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.

Preview cropped lgla coverthumb b

Legs Get Led Astray

Chloe Caldwell

FOUR NEW ESSAYS BY CHLOE CALDWELL! Plus the original essays that made you fall in love with Chloe!

Preview cropped drhexd2xuaacvmd

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.