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Proofreader photo
May 1, 2007 | Fiction

Proofreader

Jeff Landon

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My father’s ashes clumped on the way to Smith Mountain Lake—it was probably the humidity. We had transferred his ashes from the... more

Transit photo
May 1, 2007 | Fiction

Transit

Laura van den Berg

Dina stood on the edge of the platform. She liked to feel the rush of the subway as it roared past. It was midnight. She was coming from a... more

Lake-Effect Snow photo
May 1, 2007 | Fiction

Lake-Effect Snow

Sean Mills

The next morning, you get a call from the Days Inn Akron South and he tells you he’s been in an accident. He is unhurt but crying... more

Overhanded photo
May 1, 2007 | Fiction

Overhanded

Amy Minton

He smokes overhanded like a soldier. She notices that right away. He's hiding the glowing ember in the cup of his hand just like he's... more

Daisuke Matsuzaka's Other Legendary Talents photo
April 1, 2007 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Daisuke Matsuzaka's Other Legendary Talents

Christopher Monks

“Matsuzaka’s pitching motion is an elegant haiku, beauty captured in three parts separated by two... more

Sandy Koufax 1964 photo
April 1, 2007 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Sandy Koufax 1964

Litsa Dremousis

Mark took a pencil out of his royal blue gym bag. He hunted for a scrap of notebook paper, something to write on, but all he could... more

And It's Outta Here photo
April 1, 2007 | BASEBALL, Fiction

And It's Outta Here

Caryn Rose

It's the middle of May, and the temperature has leveled off at a balmy 42 degrees at 7:30 p.m . This is why there were only... more

First Person, Unreliable photo
March 1, 2007 | Fiction

First Person, Unreliable

Ian F. King

Outside the apartment I'm leaving, in a spread out triangle of park benches on an oversized traffic island lined around the... more

Scenes from the Elephant Garden photo
March 1, 2007 | Fiction

Scenes from the Elephant Garden

J. R. Salling

Eadweard Muybridge invented the photographic process called stop-motion photography, his most famous a series of... more

For Everything Else there is Mastercard photo
March 1, 2007 | Fiction

For Everything Else there is Mastercard

Tadzio Yuko

The man wiped his mouth with a silk handkerchief embroidered with his initials ($75.- a piece). He had just... more

Banned from the Hospice photo
March 1, 2007 | Fiction

Banned from the Hospice

Stefani Nellen

That day, when the nurses hugged her and welcomed her to the hospice, it all came together. Silke belonged here. She... more

List of 50 (3 of 50): Defective Database Partition photo
February 1, 2007 | Fiction

List of 50 (3 of 50): Defective Database Partition

Blake Butler

1. When I was sixteen I wrote a poem that started: As the years press down, I will remember... more

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 fence: she is... 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 put you on that... 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 since you... 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 shoulder, crusted... 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 assumed Schwinn.... 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 didn’t have the money... more

Bike Birth photo
December 1, 2006 | Fiction

Bike Birth

Emily Taylor

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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, four... 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 was in exile... 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.