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Island Escape photo
January 1, 2009 | Fiction

Island Escape

Paul Silverman

In less than an hour, the ferry was at half-speed, the wind had died and the magnificent flora of Cane Island was in full view. They<a class="more" href="/web_features/island-escape">... more</a>

On the Oregon Trail photo
January 1, 2009 | Fiction

On the Oregon Trail

Caitlin Horrocks

Elias was a banker, so we left with more than most. $1,600 to spend at the outfitters—three yoke of oxen, 2000 pounds of food,<a class="more" href="/web_features/on-the-oregon-trail">... more</a>

Three Stories photo
January 1, 2009 | Fiction

Three Stories

Kirstin Chen

Meine Liebe

It got to where I couldn't stop talking about him, though our relationship had to be secret — there was no other<a class="more" href="/web_features/three-stories--5">... more</a>

Three Stories photo
December 1, 2008 | Fiction

Three Stories

Edward Mullany

In God's Country

Camping in the northern part of the state, two guys and a girl woke to the sound of what they thought was a<a class="more" href="/web_features/three-stories--6">... more</a>

Everybody Said Pull Yourself Up By Your Bootstraps photo
December 1, 2008 | Fiction

Everybody Said Pull Yourself Up By Your Bootstraps

Kyle Minor

The boy mastered the alphabet, but the other boys were playing soccer. The boy mastered<a class="more" href="/web_features/everybody-said-pull-yourself-up-by-your-bootstraps">... more</a>

Jesus Or Happy Birthday photo
December 1, 2008 | Fiction

Jesus Or Happy Birthday

Molly Gaudry

It's Christmas Eve, our birthday's less than an hour away, and, per Tannen family tradition, it's Davie's and my first night<a class="more" href="/web_features/jesus-or-happy-birthday">... more</a>

Hunters photo
December 1, 2008 | Fiction


Eugene Cross

The winter I turned twenty-seven, I followed a woman who said she might love me to a small town in Northwest Pennsylvania, a go-between<a class="more" href="/web_features/hunters">... more</a>

Jivil photo
November 1, 2008 | Fiction


Zdravka Evtimova

He could not look at the dog's eyes, light brown, like the sky before it started to rain. "Come on," Vassil said. The dog slowly followed him<a class="more" href="/web_features/jivil">... more</a>

Signs and Wonders photo
November 1, 2008 | Fiction

Signs and Wonders

Sara O'Leary


The sign is taped to a post and weathered and tattered as it is, it would be easy to believe that it has been there for<a class="more" href="/web_features/signs-and-wonders">... more</a>

Disappointments photo
November 1, 2008 | Fiction


V. Ulea


She had nine faces already, and each time she began to talk a new one was added. "How does she manage to do that?"<a class="more" href="/web_features/disappointments">... more</a>

Unpreparing photo
November 1, 2008 | Fiction


Lindsay Hunter

My boyfriend and I have sex and when we're finished he holds me close and whispers into my ear, I just date-raped you. What do you do<a class="more" href="/web_features/unpreparing">... more</a>

My Store photo
November 1, 2008 | Fiction

My Store

Ravi Mangla

I bought a storefront in town, a Walgreen's that kicked the bucket some months back. The townspeople speculated on what I'd turn it into.<a class="more" href="/web_features/my-store">... more</a>

Blank Spaces photo
October 1, 2008 | Fiction

Blank Spaces

David Valin

In a walk-in closet, my father's ties were exactly six centimeters apart on wooden dowels. I gently touched the gaps between his ties<a class="more" href="/web_features/blank-spaces">... more</a>

Belly photo
October 1, 2008 | Fiction


Glen Pourciau

We'd just eaten a steak dinner. I'd handled the salad and the baked potatoes, my husband had grilled the steaks. Bottle of wine on the table,<a class="more" href="/web_features/belly">... more</a>

Bowling Alley photo
October 1, 2008 | Fiction

Bowling Alley

Jill Widner

Sumatra, Indonesia, 1963

The hibiscus hedge is the boundary line the girl is not supposed to cross. Sometimes, for something to<a class="more" href="/web_features/bowling-alley">... more</a>

Mind and Body photo
October 1, 2008 | Fiction

Mind and Body

Ed Meek

Those days I believed in Body over Mind. I believed Mind followed Body because I knew matter could think. I was a cook in this little<a class="more" href="/web_features/mind-and-body">... more</a>

They Whisper photo
October 1, 2008 | Fiction

They Whisper

Tai Dong Huai

They think I don't hear their whispers, but I do. Even with a bathroom between our bedrooms, all I have to do is put my ear to the wall<a class="more" href="/web_features/they-whisper">... more</a>

Colossal Crimson Crop photo
August 1, 2008 | Fiction

Colossal Crimson Crop

Gabe Durham

I met her on the corner of a street and an avenue. "We didn't fix anything," she told me. She was no-nonsense, a fast-walker,<a class="more" href="/web_features/colossal-crimson-crop">... more</a>

The Hook photo
August 1, 2008 | Fiction

The Hook

Brian Foley

A man had many things hanging off of his body. There were two arms, two legs, a hose. Mostly though there were a number of barbed hooks,<a class="more" href="/web_features/the-hook">... more</a>

You, Too photo
August 1, 2008 | Fiction

You, Too

A. Papatya Bucak

It reminds me of the swimming pool game when I was a child, eyes closed, calling, and the others answering as I struggled, not knowing how<a class="more" href="/web_features/you-too">... more</a>

A Little Bit Orphaned photo
August 1, 2008 | Fiction

A Little Bit Orphaned

J.M. Patrick

My mother is in every room of her house. The kitchen keeps her fingerprints in the flour jar, her lipstick stains on the wine<a class="more" href="/web_features/a-little-bit-orphaned">... more</a>

Four Stories photo
July 1, 2008 | Fiction

Four Stories

Paula Bomer

Sex and Kindness

Rachel left Mac and walked down the dirt road next to the river. She was leaving him for good. A truck drove<a class="more" href="/web_features/four-stories--2">... more</a>

From Laura's Pocket Guide to the Americas: Belize City &amp; Beyond photo
July 1, 2008 | Fiction

From Laura's Pocket Guide to the Americas: Belize City & Beyond

Laura Ellen Scott


Come dusk the lie will prevail, and even those who know<a class="more" href="/web_features/from-laura-39-s-pocket-guide-to-the-americas-belize-city-amp-beyond">... more</a>

Words End Here photo
July 1, 2008 | Fiction

Words End Here

Blaze Dzikowski

"I don't really know how to put it across," said the private detective.

Birds of spring flew across the bright sky behind the<a class="more" href="/web_features/words-end-here">... more</a>

I Speak Spanish From the Tops of Pyramids photo
July 1, 2008 | Fiction

I Speak Spanish From the Tops of Pyramids

Chris Bowen

Miguel speaks Spanish and I speak Spanish and Miguel has no idea I do. He lays block while I bring block<a class="more" href="/web_features/i-speak-spanish-from-the-tops-of-pyramids">... more</a>

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Elizabeth Ellen

Elizabeth Ellen

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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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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.