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Sparkle photo
June 1, 2009 | Fiction

Sparkle

Ravi Mangla

There was a sparkle in my smile so I went to my friend Derrick's to get it looked at. I didn't want cancer.

Derrick asked questions... more

SpinningaGoodYarn.com FAQ photo
June 1, 2009 | Fiction

SpinningaGoodYarn.com FAQ

Eric Vrooman

Do you really spend 80% of your free time knitting?

Yes. I've knit during a blackout and a brownout, on the back seat... more

Vacation photo
May 1, 2009 | Fiction

Vacation

David Aichenbaum

The man and the woman he plans to marry are almost playing croquet in Jamaica. They don't know the rules. There are heavy mallets and dusty... more

Ode to a Bad Album: The Rolling Stones' Some Girls (1978) photo
May 1, 2009 | Fiction

Ode to a Bad Album: The Rolling Stones' Some Girls (1978)

Scott Garson

Track #8: "Before They Make Me Run"

We walked home along the railroad tracks. One day I... more

How I Run photo
May 1, 2009 | Fiction

How I Run

Sean Lovelace

I don't dream at all unless napping. I've probably had three naps in my lifetime. When I sit at my desk my legs snap in the breeze. They... more

The Quality Controller photo
May 1, 2009 | Fiction

The Quality Controller

T. M. De Vos

He was temping at a website, one of those online radio stations that you could customize based on music you already liked. It... more

Discontent photo
May 1, 2009 | Fiction

Discontent

Stephanie Johnson

When the weatherman warns the roads will become impassable, your mother sends your father out for supplies. Your mother tucks the money... more

Heart of the Hide photo
April 1, 2009 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Heart of the Hide

Paul Silverman

Frank wanted a "heart of the hide" glove ever since he was in the PeeWees, but the dad of all knowledge said nothing doing, a... more

Defending Reggie photo
April 1, 2009 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Defending Reggie

Litsa Dremousis

"Becca, you're in charge," Mom said, craning her neck around the driver's side burgundy vinyl headrest. "I'm picking you kids up in... more

Azul photo
April 1, 2009 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Azul

Jim Ruland

The phone rings. You can a) get out of the hot tub, b) tell Graciela to get it, or 3) send Roberto. Answering the phone, however, would... more

His Point of Sadness Now Becoming Light photo
April 1, 2009 | BASEBALL, Fiction

His Point of Sadness Now Becoming Light

Adam Robinson

There he was in the dugout crying.

All the guys were on the field. They were slugging it out because... more

Man's Man photo
April 1, 2009 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Man's Man

Simon A. Smith

As soon as Joey Steinbach's foot sprung from second base and he made the turn, there was no unplugging it. He'd decided back on first... more

Some Little-Known Statistical Anomalies in the Game of Baseball photo
April 1, 2009 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Some Little-Known Statistical Anomalies in the Game of Baseball

J. Ryan Stradal

It is not for nothing that baseball has existed since 1846 and now encompasses 30... more

No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service photo
March 1, 2009 | Fiction

No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service

Robert Swartwood

I stop at a 7-Eleven for a pack of gum. I give the cashier a twenty.

"You don't have any ones?" the cashier... more

The Pastry Chef photo
March 1, 2009 | Fiction

The Pastry Chef

Nathan Leslie

So, my step-sister Alice. She divorces her husband of ten years. Bart. High school sweethearts. Sad, sad, sad. Claims he beat her.... more

The Importance of Reading Ernest photo
March 1, 2009 | Fiction

The Importance of Reading Ernest

Jimmy Chen

His caps lock button broke and he could only type in capital letters. He spent a notable portion of his money on... more

The Daughter's Name is Daughter photo
March 1, 2009 | Fiction

The Daughter's Name is Daughter

Benjamin Buchholz

1.

so there's this girl, as there always is, except she's a movie star, which figures, since this is me,... more

Hawkgirl in High School photo
February 1, 2009 | Fiction

Hawkgirl in High School

R.L. Futrell & P. Kevin Heath

1. Sweet Sixteen:

 

She is thinking of her father at the breakfast table, reading the paper. Can almost hear him... more

Three Mississippi Fictions photo
February 1, 2009 | Fiction

Three Mississippi Fictions

Alan Rossi

1. Janie

When I was sixteen, my dad's new wife and her daughter, Mary Ann, moved in, so I had to get out. I found a... more

Choose One photo
February 1, 2009 | Fiction

Choose One

Blythe Winslow

At some point, the people in their thirties and forties decided to go one of two ways: dog fighting, or dog grooming. It was a simple... more

Ripped photo
February 1, 2009 | Fiction

Ripped

Brandi Wells

On the way home, Jill pulls through Dairy Queen and orders a burger and a butterscotch sundae. Her boyfriend orders the same thing, three... more

Two Stories photo
January 1, 2009 | Fiction

Two Stories

Grace Andreacchi

Shopping

I was sitting at the kitchen table, it was morning, the light was pale and fine, he was messing about, making something... more

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... more

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,... more

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... more

Recent Books

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Saul Stories

Elizabeth Ellen

"I didn't want to ever be outside of this moment. I knew at some point I would look at the picture I'd just taken and feel an overwhelming sense of loss. I thought as long as we could manage to stay inside this particular hotel room, to avoid our phones and every person with whom we'd ever come into contact, we would continue to feel whole. We were revolutionaries, goddamnit. These were our accumulation of beautiful moments. Before the world fractured us. I don't expect you to understand how I became Brad Pitt in that moment, how we all just flew along down the highway. Bandits. Ex-patriots. In love with this countryside, if not this country. Paper Moon. The Last Picture Show. All of this shot in black and white. Only the final scene in color."

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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.