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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>

Ode to a Bad Album: The Rolling Stones' Some Girls (1978) photo
May 1, 2009 | Fiction

Ode to a Bad Album: The Rolling Stones' Some Girls (1978)

Scott Garson

Track #8: "Before They Make Me Run"

We walked home along the railroad tracks. One day I<a class="more" href="/web_features/ode-to-a-bad-album-the-rolling-stones-39-some-girls-1978">... more</a>

How I Run photo
May 1, 2009 | Fiction

How I Run

Sean Lovelace

I don't dream at all unless napping. I've probably had three naps in my lifetime. When I sit at my desk my legs snap in the breeze. They<a class="more" href="/web_features/how-i-run">... more</a>

The Quality Controller photo
May 1, 2009 | Fiction

The Quality Controller

T. M. De Vos

He was temping at a website, one of those online radio stations that you could customize based on music you already liked. It<a class="more" href="/web_features/the-quality-controller">... more</a>

Discontent photo
May 1, 2009 | Fiction

Discontent

Stephanie Johnson

When the weatherman warns the roads will become impassable, your mother sends your father out for supplies. Your mother tucks the money<a class="more" href="/web_features/discontent">... more</a>

Heart of the Hide photo
April 1, 2009 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Heart of the Hide

Paul Silverman

Frank wanted a "heart of the hide" glove ever since he was in the PeeWees, but the dad of all knowledge said nothing doing, a<a class="more" href="/web_features/heart-of-the-hide">... more</a>

Defending Reggie photo
April 1, 2009 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Defending Reggie

Litsa Dremousis

"Becca, you're in charge," Mom said, craning her neck around the driver's side burgundy vinyl headrest. "I'm picking you kids up in<a class="more" href="/web_features/defending-reggie">... more</a>

Azul photo
April 1, 2009 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Azul

Jim Ruland

The phone rings. You can a) get out of the hot tub, b) tell Graciela to get it, or 3) send Roberto. Answering the phone, however, would<a class="more" href="/web_features/azul">... more</a>

His Point of Sadness Now Becoming Light photo
April 1, 2009 | BASEBALL, Fiction

His Point of Sadness Now Becoming Light

Adam Robinson

There he was in the dugout crying.

All the guys were on the field. They were slugging it out because<a class="more" href="/web_features/his-point-of-sadness-now-becoming-light">... more</a>

Man's Man photo
April 1, 2009 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Man's Man

Simon A. Smith

As soon as Joey Steinbach's foot sprung from second base and he made the turn, there was no unplugging it. He'd decided back on first<a class="more" href="/web_features/man-39-s-man">... more</a>

Some Little-Known Statistical Anomalies in the Game of Baseball photo
April 1, 2009 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Some Little-Known Statistical Anomalies in the Game of Baseball

J. Ryan Stradal

It is not for nothing that baseball has existed since 1846 and now encompasses 30<a class="more" href="/web_features/some-little-known-statistical-anomalies-in-the-game-of-baseball">... more</a>

No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service photo
March 1, 2009 | Fiction

No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service

Robert Swartwood

I stop at a 7-Eleven for a pack of gum. I give the cashier a twenty.

"You don't have any ones?" the cashier<a class="more" href="/web_features/no-shirt-no-shoes-no-service">... more</a>

The Pastry Chef photo
March 1, 2009 | Fiction

The Pastry Chef

Nathan Leslie

So, my step-sister Alice. She divorces her husband of ten years. Bart. High school sweethearts. Sad, sad, sad. Claims he beat her.<a class="more" href="/web_features/the-pastry-chef">... more</a>

The Importance of Reading Ernest photo
March 1, 2009 | Fiction

The Importance of Reading Ernest

Jimmy Chen

His caps lock button broke and he could only type in capital letters. He spent a notable portion of his money on<a class="more" href="/web_features/the-importance-of-reading-ernest">... more</a>

The Daughter's Name is Daughter photo
March 1, 2009 | Fiction

The Daughter's Name is Daughter

Benjamin Buchholz

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so there's this girl, as there always is, except she's a movie star, which figures, since this is me,<a class="more" href="/web_features/the-daughter-39-s-name-is-daughter">... more</a>

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.