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Russians (from The Book of Freaks) photo
October 1, 2010 | Fiction

Russians (from The Book of Freaks)

James Iredell

In Russia there are so many Russians! It’s like one of those neighborhoods where a bunch of Russians live, but way... more

Suffolk Downs photo
September 1, 2010 | Fiction

Suffolk Downs

Kate Petersen

A man on the blue line inbound from Wonderland scratches a lottery ticket. He stands, holding it cupped in his palm like a compass,... more

Blue Fish Apocalypse #12 & #35 photo
September 1, 2010 | Fiction

Blue Fish Apocalypse #12 & #35

Nick Kocz

Outside, it’s raining fishes.  The clouds are as black as cauldrons and tree branches are collapsing from the weight... more

I Bet I Can Find a Million People Who Hate Slab Cakes photo
September 1, 2010 | Fiction

I Bet I Can Find a Million People Who Hate Slab Cakes

Heather Clitheroe

The drought has been going on for so long that there's a separate number to call for grass... more

Movie photo
September 1, 2010 | Fiction

Movie

Curtis Smith

The men with the chainsaws scrambled in the trees. The boy sat across the street, his bike by his side. The earth shook with each dropped... more

Do You Know Jesus Christ? photo
August 1, 2010 | Fiction

Do You Know Jesus Christ?

Lauren Becker

Jed needed beer. It was late and we had driven by three closed liquor stores. I had a sore throat. I said we should just go... more

We Figure the Leaves photo
August 1, 2010 | Fiction

We Figure the Leaves

Kristine Ong Muslim

We figure the leaves will find a way back into the house, where they take more than their share of furniture. The smell of ruin... more

Arion Resigns photo
August 1, 2010 | Fiction

Arion Resigns

Matt Mullins

Mutiny is the last I remember.  being pitched over.  only to awaken here.   drowning in an Aeron chair.  typing my own ransom memo for... more

Giant Panda Monster photo
August 1, 2010 | Fiction

Giant Panda Monster

Craig Renfroe

I am a fifty foot and two inch panda monster. It’s time for my sacrifice. If it’s not there, then it’s time to rampage through... more

The Whale and the Waterslide photo
August 1, 2010 | Fiction

The Whale and the Waterslide

Rachel Lyon

A waterslide in the middle of the ocean’s a big project. I mean, it’s a pretty enormous project. It was the board of... more

A Reimagining of Five Calamitous Dutch Soccer Defeats photo
July 1, 2010 | Fiction

A Reimagining of Five Calamitous Dutch Soccer Defeats

Karl Taro Greenfeld

1. The Netherlands 0 – Argentina 16
July 18, 1978 World Cup Final

The Dutch side were... more

Stop Thinking You Own the Forest photo
July 1, 2010 | Fiction

Stop Thinking You Own the Forest

Matthew Salesses

We were in the middle of an epidemic of extrasensitive hearing. We walked around with our ears swollen and red, or... more

Three Shorts photo
July 1, 2010 | Fiction

Three Shorts

Travis Kurowski

Since Cape of Good Hope

Terry was here with the AIDS people, but I was just visiting. I didn’t know I needed a break until the... more

Not Hearing the Jingle photo
July 1, 2010 | Fiction

Not Hearing the Jingle

Brian Allen Carr

In the old yard adjacent the high school sat a green-metal box that housed an emergency generator. At least we always said it... more

Cownose Ray photo
July 1, 2010 | Fiction

Cownose Ray

Sara Bohannon

The beach is crowded and a handful of other vacationers see it: a flash of white just past the waves, then overturned quickly; a dark... more

489 Points photo
June 1, 2010 | Fiction

489 Points

Andrew Borgstrom

I bought secondhand hunting attire that I only wore around the house. You corrected me when I called our apartment a house. We howled... more

Sunsets Unlimited photo
June 1, 2010 | Fiction

Sunsets Unlimited

Stephen Graham Jones

Riding through the desert I came across a cowboy in the narrow shade of a saguaro. He was doing stomach crunches. I crossed my... more

The Weirdest Thing photo
June 1, 2010 | Fiction

The Weirdest Thing

Grant Flint

The weirdest thing happened to me just now, which is weird in itself in that nothing weird ever happens to me. I, being on the... more

Space is Our Future photo
June 1, 2010 | Fiction

Space is Our Future

Michelle McMahon

I was behind the mint green Toyota pickup on the way to work this morning, again. It didn’t matter if I was running late because... more

Are You Lonesome Tonight? photo
June 1, 2010 | Fiction

Are You Lonesome Tonight?

Alison Christy

“The thing is,” he said, “now that I’ve stopped drinking, I don’t want to be a bore. At parties, you know.”

“You’re not... more

An Interview with Billy Lombardo photo
April 1, 2010 | BASEBALL, Fiction

An Interview with Billy Lombardo

Seth Pollins

I met Billy Lombardo in the summer of 2007 on a sun drenched patch of grass under the Blue Ridge Mountains in... more

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

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.