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Not Just Another Day at the Ballpark photo
April 1, 2008 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Not Just Another Day at the Ballpark

Jim Ruland

If the game of baseball is a narrative in numbers, try this one on for size: on Saturday March 30, 2008,... more

The Dark One photo
April 1, 2008 | BASEBALL, Fiction

The Dark One

Daniel McArdle

I Telltale
My dad still has the lanky, deceptively thin frame typical of most pitchers, with long, gibbon-like arms – he is 6'2' but... more

The Tools of Ignorance photo
April 1, 2008 | BASEBALL, Fiction

The Tools of Ignorance

Nick Mainieri

I've seen em all.

The pretty boys with all the talent and not an ounce of sack.

The Latinos so flashy they trick you... more

Flies photo
April 1, 2008 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Flies

Roy Kesey

A friend once told me a story about a kid he'd known who played right field and caught flies. Not fly balls – this kid hated Little League,... more

I've Got Dreams to Remember photo
April 1, 2008 | BASEBALL, Fiction

I've Got Dreams to Remember

Andrew Bomback

To the editor: 

I enjoyed your baseball preview issue but wholeheartedly disagree with your predictions for the... more

Of Modern Bags photo
March 1, 2008 | Fiction

Of Modern Bags

Dave Prescott

I had worked in a bottle factory, a bottle-top factory, a paper factory, a nut factory, a bolt factory, a clock factory, a wall... more

At the Zoo photo
March 1, 2008 | Fiction

At the Zoo

Dan Pinkerton

Tom had been promising for some time to take Stevie to the zoo, and today was the day. He paid their admission and the two entered the... more

Lopped Off photo
March 1, 2008 | Fiction

Lopped Off

Robert Repino

I wanna have cool recurring dreams, ones that'll make me sound smart when I describe them to people. Right now, I only have the same... more

Diagnosis photo
March 1, 2008 | Fiction

Diagnosis

Mary Miller

Her heart swells like someone turned a faucet on. It is enormous. A fast-moving cloud of blackbirds dissipates into the trees. Or are they... more

Yesterday photo
February 1, 2008 | Fiction

Yesterday

Nick Ripatrazone

7:13 

Tate found a sawbuck turtle near the metal shed. He called inside for me. I sat at the kitchen table, a napkin spread across my... more

Happy Hour photo
February 1, 2008 | Fiction

Happy Hour

Len Joy

After work on Fridays we'd usually go over to The Holly on 27th for a beer.

One night I'm working late so I don't get there till... more

Daddy photo
February 1, 2008 | Fiction

Daddy

Michael Hemmingson

His name is David and he's in the hospital with a lot of things stuck in his arms, nodes pasted to his chest, tubes going into his nostrils... more

Roy G. Biv photo
February 1, 2008 | Fiction

Roy G. Biv

Jared Ward

I'm a big fan of blue. The dark, deep blues. Like that James Taylor song, deep greens and blues are the colors I choose. Green's nice,... more

Ninth Grade photo
January 1, 2008 | Fiction

Ninth Grade

John Michael Cummings

Up to our lunch room table came the newest, biggest loser in the ninth grade -- Intercom! We called him Intercom because he wore a big... more

The Good Cents of Security photo
January 1, 2008 | Fiction

The Good Cents of Security

Greg Boose

Earl Jenkins was a security guard at PNC Park where the Pittsburgh Pirates play baseball. Every time he worked one of the... more

Like Unto God photo
January 1, 2008 | Fiction

Like Unto God

Sharon McGill

Sometimes the name they give you is all wrong. Sugar or Baby, something sweet, something helpless, something you are not and never... more

Tooth Decay photo
January 1, 2008 | Fiction

Tooth Decay

Garrett Socol

Before the curious series of events that stunned a quiet community, Calvin Flack DDS wondered if he would ever find the perfect dental... more

Test-Tube Jesus photo
December 1, 2007 | Fiction

Test-Tube Jesus

Richard D. Treat

And the earth died screaming
While I lay dreaming 
--Tom Waits 
 

He came from Wal-Mart. Some fellow was loitering by the... more

The Peaches Are Cheap photo
December 1, 2007 | Fiction

The Peaches Are Cheap

Mike Young

It's August, and it smells like grass and cranberry fruit snacks. I pick my brother up from the post office where he works.... more

Rats photo
December 1, 2007 | Fiction

Rats

CL Bledsoe

The pet store was across from Planned Parenthood. Rob and June just sort of wandered over. They were allergic to dogs and cats, and June... more

Geometrics photo
November 1, 2007 | Fiction

Geometrics

B.J. Hollars

At school, we were allowed to wear costumes but were not allowed to bring treats. So we'd made the most of it -- we wore our costumes, we... more

Holland photo
November 1, 2007 | Fiction

Holland

M. T. Fallon

The cobble gloss contained inchoate images underfoot. Miram broke his stride and knelt to inspect the watery sheen but could not catch the... more

Don't Stop Now photo
November 1, 2007 | Fiction

Don't Stop Now

Al Riske

We spread a blanket off to one side of the boat launch, under some trees. Island Lake, in Shelton, Washington, is surrounded by... more

Hello photo
October 1, 2007 | Fiction

Hello

Glen Pourciau

He knew what he was doing. He knows I don't say hello to him, knows that when I see him I see an empty spot, but he walked into the meeting... more

Awfulness photo
October 1, 2007 | Fiction

Awfulness

Kevin Grauke

The boy found the helmet perched atop a bag of trash set out in front of Mr. and Mrs. Traska's house across the street. Well, only Mrs.... more

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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.