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Spinning Yarns photo
April 1, 2010 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Spinning Yarns

Thomas Mundt

I did some fact-checking after the wedding. I bet you thought I never would, but I did. And you know what I found out? You were never... more

A Simpler Creature photo
April 1, 2010 | BASEBALL, Fiction

A Simpler Creature

Nicholas Mainieri

Pop loved two things, but I inherited his affection for one of those only. He read me bedtime stories during the off-season. The... more

Love and Theft, 1988 photo
April 1, 2010 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Love and Theft, 1988

Pasha Malla

I enjoy stealing. It's just as simple as that.
Jane's Addiction, "Been Caught Stealing"

Bear with me here: I don't know... more

How Lucky, She Thought photo
April 1, 2010 | BASEBALL, Fiction

How Lucky, She Thought

Kelcy D. Wilburn

She woke up as excited as she had twenty years ago on a St. Patrick's Day morning in her childhood home, despite the fact that... more

How to Kill photo
March 1, 2010 | Fiction

How to Kill

Ethel Rohan

 

 

Ma Vie En Rose: My Life Wrapped in Cellophane photo
March 1, 2010 | Fiction

Ma Vie En Rose: My Life Wrapped in Cellophane

Neil de la Flor

 

She is not a warthog in the zoo. She travels with a whip and rope through space and time. She is... more

Libertyland photo
March 1, 2010 | Fiction

Libertyland

Alex Pollack

 

My wife says I'm too old for rollercoasters. Maybe she's right. I'm twenty-five, I'm balding, and I have a weak beard. But I still... more

Chorale for the First Rental House on Your Block photo
March 1, 2010 | Fiction

Chorale for the First Rental House on Your Block

Craig Davis

Outside on his porch was an indoor sofa. But he kept the lawn mowed. Early in the morning when the... more

An Interview with Mattox Roesch by Amy Minton photo
March 1, 2010 | Fiction

An Interview with Mattox Roesch by Amy Minton

Amy Minton

 

Amy: Mattox, thank you for chatting with me about your new (and first) novel, Sometimes We're... more

 

	Word-Things: Michael Kimball interviews Ingrid Burrington photo
March 1, 2010 | Fiction

  Word-Things: Michael Kimball interviews Ingrid Burrington

Michael Kimball

 

A few months ago (i.e. in August), Michael Kimball guest-edited Everyday Genius... more

Two Stories photo
February 1, 2010 | Fiction

Two Stories

Rob Carney

Fish Stories

This friend of mine, Greg, he's always quitting smoking. He breaks his cigarettes in half, or runs them under the... more

Beautiful photo
February 1, 2010 | Fiction

Beautiful

Brandi Wells

She finds me in the backyard, behind the fence. I'm not crying because I've never been a child who cries. Instead I stare at the way the... more

Two Stories photo
February 1, 2010 | Fiction

Two Stories

David William Hill

The Night Sky

Looking west over the ocean, watching the yellow crescent moon dip behind the low strip of fog off the coast. It... more

Puppeteers photo
February 1, 2010 | Fiction

Puppeteers

Lydia Ship

Unfortunately, Chin fed her sock puppets too many vegetables. She didn't always feed them in front of me, but the smell of steamed... more

Hinge photo
February 1, 2010 | Fiction

Hinge

Jan Laperle

Nancy Lish was a simple woman with one simple obsession: she wanted to be a contestant on the game show Disk & Ladder. Every week she sent... more

The Turtle photo
January 1, 2010 | Fiction

The Turtle

Matthew Lansburgh

The man is older than the woman, but not by much. They're out for a stroll in the park, taking in the sunshine and fresh air. "Look at... more

Three Stories photo
January 1, 2010 | Fiction

Three Stories

Amy L. Clark

We Couldn't All Be Cowboys
 

Timmy Pringle always told everyone he wasn't named after a chip, and then when he started to... more

Sad, Sad, Sad photo
January 1, 2010 | Fiction

Sad, Sad, Sad

Stace Budzko

Not more than two steps in and Ali had the Sadness Museum exhibit sized up.

Her words, This exhibit is sad, sad, sad.

I tried to... more

Fan Fiction in the Voice of Kobe Bryant photo
January 1, 2010 | Fiction

Fan Fiction in the Voice of Kobe Bryant

Karl Taro Greenfeld

One of the things that most fans don't know about NBA superstars, is that we like to meet in the off season... more

Ride photo
December 1, 2009 | Fiction

Ride

Glen Pourciau

A few minutes till closing on a Friday, a kid still in the library, no parent with him, too cold out for him to walk home if he lives any... more

Two Stories photo
December 1, 2009 | Fiction

Two Stories

Kuzhali Manickavel

The Four Steps of Standard Plastination

1. Fixation

When Lily was born, it was decided she would be the last because the... more

Graham Will Fall and Hit His Head photo
December 1, 2009 | Fiction

Graham Will Fall and Hit His Head

A. J. Patrick Liszkiewicz

Graham needs to be an interesting character. Graham is a doctor. Graham is a brain surgeon. Graham is a brain... more

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... more

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 & Laters from the... more

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... 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.