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Forever Girl photo
February 1, 2007 | Fiction

Forever Girl

Kirk Farber

Carl Harlon had a singular, stunning thought as he balanced himself against the carnival’s bright orange plastic storm... more

Sweet Venus photo
February 1, 2007 | Fiction

Sweet Venus

Stefanie Freele

Rueben, since he is on acid and can do things like that, brings Venus right out of the painting that hangs in the bathroom at the... more

Rhinoceros photo
February 1, 2007 | Fiction

Rhinoceros

Michael Squeo

First he was on top and then she was on top and then he bent her over a chair and then she sat on the chair and pulled his head down.... more

Vanishing Point photo
January 1, 2007 | Fiction

Vanishing Point

Sean Mills

I should put you on the plane. The plane you’ll take to the bus you’ll take to the car you’ll drive home. I should... more

The Way There and the Way Back photo
January 1, 2007 | Fiction

The Way There and the Way Back

Dawn Corrigan

I. The Way There   On the way there you notice the light again, the same light you’ve noticed ever... more

Lot 613 photo
January 1, 2007 | Fiction

Lot 613

J.W. Wang

She found me at the public auction house, a placard reading "613" displayed over my head. A jeweled egg hung from her left... more

The Train, Stopped photo
January 1, 2007 | Fiction

The Train, Stopped

Jodee Stanley

Sometimes there is a freight train stopped on the tracks. The tracks split the town, dividing it into one half and the other. On... more

Velocity photo
December 1, 2006 | Fiction

Velocity

Martha Clarkson

The honeymoon suite in the bed and breakfast had a Harley-Davidson theme. When the brochure said ‘a haven for bikers,’ we... more

How Thurleen Met Skeeter photo
December 1, 2006 | Fiction

How Thurleen Met Skeeter

Martin Dodd

Thurleen’s feet hurt. And her head hurt from Parmalee’s algebra homework. Her eyes hurt because she... more

Bike Birth photo
December 1, 2006 | Fiction

Bike Birth

Emily Taylor

I. On a balmy day in March I went down to the shop and rocking heel to toe with nervousness, explained my preferences: curved back... more

Chiquita photo
December 1, 2006 | Fiction

Chiquita

Jen Michalski

Steve’s pretty sure the Mexicans stole it; serves him right for naming it Chiquita in the first place. But it was a beautiful plant,... more

Letter to the Man Who Understands that Mental Illness is a Desirable Thing in Our American Presidents photo
November 1, 2006 | Fiction

Letter to the Man Who Understands that Mental Illness is a Desirable Thing in Our American Presidents

Elizabeth Koch

Dr. Nathaniel Underwood President Academy... more

The Reenactment is Never the Same photo
November 1, 2006 | Fiction

The Reenactment is Never the Same

Derek White

My current employer, The Wor(l)d Economist, sent me on assignment to interview Gandhi’s grandson, who... more

Acquired from Ex-Girlfriends photo
November 1, 2006 | Fiction

Acquired from Ex-Girlfriends

Scott Garson

1. A cheap leather coat K’s father lent me when we were visiting and the weather turned cold. It had... more

The World Isn't There photo
November 1, 2006 | Fiction

The World Isn't There

Andrew Roe

There was a bump on his head, and that’s what made him crazy. That’s the story he tells whenever anyone asks... more

Trumpet photo
October 1, 2006 | Fiction

Trumpet

Joseph Musso, Jr.

At nearly 2am, I took my trumpet down to the ocean, slung down against my leg like a weapon. I live across the street. A last minute... more

The Mystery of Art photo
October 1, 2006 | Fiction

The Mystery of Art

Joan Wilking

You never know when you’ll turn the corner to find it staring you in the face. You might be on your way to dinner at the... more

Honeymoon photo
October 1, 2006 | Fiction

Honeymoon

Darlin' Neal

The boy wore a powder blue tuxedo and he tap danced around the house in shiny shoes. He wiggled the long tail of his fancy suit. When a... more

The Moment, In Ruins photo
September 1, 2006 | Fiction

The Moment, In Ruins

John Sweet

In bed with the wife of a guy that I work with, and this isn’t the beginning of the story, but the end of it, and then she... more

Rose Petal photo
September 1, 2006 | Fiction

Rose Petal

Michael Obilade

When Isabel Araya was born in the southern tip of the pampas, twenty-one years, three months, and seven days before she would hold Juan... more

Summer Hits photo
September 1, 2006 | Fiction

Summer Hits

Kilean Kennedy

Ernie peered over the dash with a cigarette in his left hand and a can of spiked Pepsi in his right, fingertips grazing the ribbed... more

Big Country photo
September 1, 2006 | Fiction

Big Country

Paul Silverman

"Now Mr. Nguyen, here, he could benefit from a little trip over to Harold's Running Bull. Quaff a few, soak up the local... more

October photo
August 1, 2006 | Fiction

October

Tao Lin

At dinner your friend took your cell phone from your bag and took a photo of me and put your cell phone in your bag. Everyone noticed and I... more

Captain Cook Discovers Australia photo
August 1, 2006 | Fiction

Captain Cook Discovers Australia

Matthew Salesses

Melissa and I have been together for almost a month, descending through the center of Australia from Darwin near... more

The Magic Word photo
August 1, 2006 | Fiction

The Magic Word

Kevin O'Cuinn

And then somebody said the magic word. Whale. It echoed and bobbed up and down the beach, and into the dunes, where I was relieving... more

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Saul Stories

Elizabeth Ellen

a set of linked stories with some of the same characters from Person/a and a lot of new ones and the world is the same but different from the world in Person/a and the stories take place in a year absent from Person/a. if that makes sense. contains the Pushcart Prize winning story "Teen Culture" from American Short Fiction, if that's something that moves you to buy books. <3

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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!