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The Old In and Out Odyssey photo
May 1, 2008 | Fiction

The Old In and Out Odyssey

Frayn Masters

There was no place to get it on. There are bulky strange men in the kitchen, they are laying new black and white... more

Slaves photo
May 1, 2008 | Fiction

Slaves

Bonnie ZoBell

The unruly ferns creeping over the porch of the grand old house in Selma, Alabama, didn't fool Allie. Nor the lacy vines hugging the... more

House of Words photo
May 1, 2008 | Fiction

House of Words

Scott Tomford

The Living Room   This is where we watch TV, where we entertain guests and let them add to the walls. You can see some... more

My Son Thinks He's French photo
May 1, 2008 | Fiction

My Son Thinks He's French

Patrick Wensink

My son thinks he's French. His accent was cute at first, but it's starting to get on my nerves. If he asks... more

I'd Do It Again, Too photo
April 1, 2008 | BASEBALL, Fiction

I'd Do It Again, Too

Grant Stoye

Cory glares at me across the room. His left eye is swollen and purple. If you look closely you can see his veins throb as... more

Not Just Another Day at the Ballpark photo
April 1, 2008 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Not Just Another Day at the Ballpark

Jim Ruland

If the game of baseball is a narrative in numbers, try this one on for size: on Saturday March 30, 2008,... more

The Dark One photo
April 1, 2008 | BASEBALL, Fiction

The Dark One

Daniel McArdle

I Telltale My dad still has the lanky, deceptively thin frame typical of most pitchers, with long, gibbon-like arms – he... more

The Tools of Ignorance photo
April 1, 2008 | BASEBALL, Fiction

The Tools of Ignorance

Nick Mainieri

I've seen em all. The pretty boys with all the talent and not an ounce of sack. The Latinos so flashy they trick... more

Flies photo
April 1, 2008 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Flies

Roy Kesey

A friend once told me a story about a kid he'd known who played right field and caught flies. Not fly balls – this kid hated Little... more

I've Got Dreams to Remember photo
April 1, 2008 | BASEBALL, Fiction

I've Got Dreams to Remember

Andrew Bomback

To the editor:  I enjoyed your baseball preview issue but wholeheartedly disagree with your predictions for... more

Of Modern Bags photo
March 1, 2008 | Fiction

Of Modern Bags

Dave Prescott

I had worked in a bottle factory, a bottle-top factory, a paper factory, a nut factory, a bolt factory, a clock factory, a wall... more

At the Zoo photo
March 1, 2008 | Fiction

At the Zoo

Dan Pinkerton

Tom had been promising for some time to take Stevie to the zoo, and today was the day. He paid their admission and the two entered the... more

Lopped Off photo
March 1, 2008 | Fiction

Lopped Off

Robert Repino

I wanna have cool recurring dreams, ones that'll make me sound smart when I describe them to people. Right now, I only have the same... more

Diagnosis photo
March 1, 2008 | Fiction

Diagnosis

Mary Miller

Her heart swells like someone turned a faucet on. It is enormous. A fast-moving cloud of blackbirds dissipates into the trees. Or are they... more

Yesterday photo
February 1, 2008 | Fiction

Yesterday

Nick Ripatrazone

7:13  Tate found a sawbuck turtle near the metal shed. He called inside for me. I sat at the kitchen table, a napkin spread... more

Happy Hour photo
February 1, 2008 | Fiction

Happy Hour

Len Joy

After work on Fridays we'd usually go over to The Holly on 27th for a beer. One night I'm working late so I don't get... more

Daddy photo
February 1, 2008 | Fiction

Daddy

Michael Hemmingson

His name is David and he's in the hospital with a lot of things stuck in his arms, nodes pasted to his chest, tubes going into his... more

Roy G. Biv photo
February 1, 2008 | Fiction

Roy G. Biv

Jared Ward

I'm a big fan of blue. The dark, deep blues. Like that James Taylor song, deep greens and blues are the colors I choose. Green's... more

Ninth Grade photo
January 1, 2008 | Fiction

Ninth Grade

John Michael Cummings

Up to our lunch room table came the newest, biggest loser in the ninth grade -- Intercom! We called him Intercom because he wore a big... more

The Good Cents of Security photo
January 1, 2008 | Fiction

The Good Cents of Security

Greg Boose

Earl Jenkins was a security guard at PNC Park where the Pittsburgh Pirates play baseball. Every time he worked one of the... more

Like Unto God photo
January 1, 2008 | Fiction

Like Unto God

Sharon McGill

Sometimes the name they give you is all wrong. Sugar or Baby, something sweet, something helpless, something you are not and never... more

Tooth Decay photo
January 1, 2008 | Fiction

Tooth Decay

Garrett Socol

Before the curious series of events that stunned a quiet community, Calvin Flack DDS wondered if he would ever find the perfect dental... more

Test-Tube Jesus photo
December 1, 2007 | Fiction

Test-Tube Jesus

Richard D. Treat

And the earth died screaming While I lay dreaming  --Tom Waits    He came from Wal-Mart. Some fellow was... more

The Peaches Are Cheap photo
December 1, 2007 | Fiction

The Peaches Are Cheap

Mike Young

It's August, and it smells like grass and cranberry fruit snacks. I pick my brother up from the post office where he... more

Rats photo
December 1, 2007 | Fiction

Rats

CL Bledsoe

The pet store was across from Planned Parenthood. Rob and June just sort of wandered over. They were allergic to dogs and cats, and June... more

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Saul Stories

Elizabeth Ellen

A linked story collection detailing the relationship between the 40-year-old narrator, her eighth-grade daughter, Eli, and her daughter’s best friend, Saul. Includes the Pushcart Prize winning story "Teen Culture."

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Legs Get Led Astray

Chloe Caldwell

The original 2012 essay collection, redesigned and with three new essays by the author.

 

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Person/a

Elizabeth Ellen

"Ellen’s gigantic, circular novel leaves everything on the page. It’s one of the most thoughtful and creative books I’ve read in a long time."
—Chicago Review of Books, "The Best Books of 2017 (So Far)"

"PERSON/A is a fresh take on familiar feelings of loss and obsession. The novel feels like half autobiography, half fiction, and both halves will leave readers stunned."
—The Los Angeles Review

"I’m more stunned than able to decide or articulate what I really feel about Person/a, and that’s marvelous."
—The Lit Pub