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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

The Jerry Garcia Orchard photo
June 1, 2006 | Fiction

The Jerry Garcia Orchard

Tom Sheehan

Truth:

Once upon a time there was this balls-out bike rider out to visit all the Cistercian monasteries in this here... more

The Robot photo
June 1, 2006 | Fiction

The Robot

Mike Jones

The Robot is constructed from only the finest and shiniest of all bolts and metals. All of it is stainless steel, because rust on a robot... more

Had It Not Been photo
June 1, 2006 | Fiction

Had It Not Been

Crissa Chappell

The guy at table six wiggled his fingers. “Mind if I asked a personal question?”

“Go ahead,” said Miranda, reaching for the... more

Creatures of Habit photo
June 1, 2006 | Fiction

Creatures of Habit

Andrew Dicus

Andrew peeped out the window and noted that the end of the world, astoundingly, was small as a bee. 

"When's the last time... more

On Outlaws and Other Characters  An Interview with Chuck Kinder photo
May 1, 2006 | Fiction

On Outlaws and Other Characters  An Interview with Chuck Kinder

Dory Adams

On an unusually sunny February afternoon in Pittsburgh, I had the pleasure of... more

Pure Static photo
May 1, 2006 | Fiction

Pure Static

Craig Terlson

Dave wondered what had happened to the TV.
 

He had faraway memories of nature programs, black and white comedians with European... more

Xanhaar photo
May 1, 2006 | Fiction

Xanhaar

Rosie Sharp

As I was preparing to go away on a three-week women's backpacking retreat, Teddy said he was going to grow a beard in my absence. To be... more

California Dreamin' photo
May 1, 2006 | Fiction

California Dreamin'

Jeanne Holtzman

A note shoved under a sticky honey jar on a wooden spool table:

Maggie – 

So sorry I had to leave without saying... more

Crooked Teeth photo
May 1, 2006 | Fiction

Crooked Teeth

Ryan Michael Murphy

We ride the hook of route 87 straight from Utica to Newark without once stopping. The two of us go like vagabonds through tunnels and... more

why you should never go to used car sales in minor league ballparks photo
April 1, 2006 | BASEBALL, Fiction

why you should never go to used car sales in minor league ballparks

brad

cheney stadium, home to the now defunct tacoma tigers and current tacoma... more

Little Johnny Damon Gets No Respect photo
April 1, 2006 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Little Johnny Damon Gets No Respect

Christopher Monks

Little Johnny Damon enjoyed working in the produce section at Whole Foods. He took pleasure in stacking the... more

The Worst Series photo
April 1, 2006 | BASEBALL, Fiction

The Worst Series

Charles West

Tony Montes had always dreamt of the moment he would stand in left field at Candlestick for this, the third game of the World... more

Baseball: A Life photo
April 1, 2006 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Baseball: A Life

Antonios Maltezos

It was like a chicken farm—a million bodies pressed together, and everyone was gulping at the cooler air overhead. I was still... more

Hot Dog photo
April 1, 2006 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Hot Dog

Jesse Morse

There were two strikes and Tony Phillips was at the plate. The A’s were losing to the California Angels in the bottom of the 9th inning, and... more

All My Childhood Heroes Played Ball photo
April 1, 2006 | BASEBALL, Fiction

All My Childhood Heroes Played Ball

Devan Sagliani

She slurps her cherry cola loudly through her novelty straw and winks at me. I’m just turning eleven. She’s got... more

O is for Octopus photo
March 1, 2006 | Fiction

O is for Octopus

Susannah Breslin

She was a master of tentaculation. She was a cepholapod of considerable abilities. She was a writhing mandala of be-suckered... more

Ouzo photo
March 1, 2006 | Fiction

Ouzo

Kim Chinquee

The summer's almost over, and everything seems lunar. There are bulbs glowing, some fading, and routine is like vanity in moonlight. Trips end... more

Zach: An Interview photo
March 1, 2006 | Fiction

Zach: An Interview

Pasha Malla

Listen, Buddy, it’s important for you to keep in mind that I’ve known you since we were still playing with Duplo – remember that... more

Victims photo
March 1, 2006 | Fiction

Victims

Andrew Bomback

I suppose this should be obvious, but, in case you’re wondering, it’s impossible to sleep with your brother’s girlfriend without him finding... 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.