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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

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... more

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... more

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... more

Hunters photo
December 1, 2008 | Fiction

Hunters

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... more

Jivil photo
November 1, 2008 | Fiction

Jivil

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... more

Signs and Wonders photo
November 1, 2008 | Fiction

Signs and Wonders

Sara O'Leary

1.

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... more

Disappointments photo
November 1, 2008 | Fiction

Disappointments

V. Ulea

Conversation

She had nine faces already, and each time she began to talk a new one was added. "How does she manage to do that?"... more

Unpreparing photo
November 1, 2008 | Fiction

Unpreparing

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... more

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.... more

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... more

Belly photo
October 1, 2008 | Fiction

Belly

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,... more

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... more

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... more

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... 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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Saul Stories

Elizabeth Ellen

Saul Stories is a linked collection that explores the relationships between a forty-year-old female artist, her teenaged daughter, and her daughter's friends. With ferocious realism, the book interrogates how children of differing classes and races are treated in the U.S., and the salacious and skeptical ways the current culture views cross-generational friendships. But most potently—in narratives taking place in Denny's and movie theatres and living rooms and cars—Saul Stories wonders what it means to be a woman and an artist and a mother, all at once.