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June 1, 2010 | Fiction

489 Points

Andrew Borgstrom

I bought secondhand hunting attire that I only wore around the house. You corrected me when I called our apartment a house. We howled until we were gender tired. You howled when you stubbed your

June 1, 2010 | Fiction

Sunsets Unlimited

Stephen Graham Jones

Riding through the desert I came across a cowboy in the narrow shade of a saguaro. He was doing stomach crunches. I crossed my arms over my saddlehorn and watched him for a few reps but ended up

June 1, 2010 | Fiction

The Weirdest Thing

Grant Flint

The weirdest thing happened to me just now, which is weird in itself in that nothing weird ever happens to me. I, being on the surface at least, not weird.

Why should I lie? I've done nothing.

June 1, 2010 | Fiction

Space is Our Future

Michelle McMahon

I was behind the mint green Toyota pickup on the way to work this morning, again. It didn’t matter if I was running late because Tommy flung his breakfast on my blouse, or if I was early because I

June 1, 2010 | Fiction

Are You Lonesome Tonight?

Alison Christy

“The thing is,” he said, “now that I’ve stopped drinking, I don’t want to be a bore. At parties, you know.”

“You’re not boring, Grandpa,” I said. He didn’t go to parties, either.

“The thing

April 1, 2010 |

The Man With Two Arms (An Excerpt)

Billy Lombardo

In the summer that followed Danny's sophomore year at U-High, he took Bridget to a White Sox game. He knocked at her door on a Sunday morning with a baseball glove in each hand and a White Sox

April 1, 2010 | Fiction

An Interview with Billy Lombardo

Seth Pollins

I met Billy Lombardo in the summer of 2007 on a sun drenched patch of grass under the Blue Ridge Mountains in Asheville, N.C. We had both just survived our first "Meet and Greet" at Warren Wilson

April 1, 2010 | Fiction

Spinning Yarns

Thomas Mundt

I did some fact-checking after the wedding. I bet you thought I never would, but I did. And you know what I found out? You were never an ace reliever in the Orioles' farm system, like I overheard

April 1, 2010 | Fiction

A Simpler Creature

Nicholas Mainieri

Pop loved two things, but I inherited his affection for one of those only. He read me bedtime stories during the off-season. The last one always came the night before he left for Spring Training.

April 1, 2010 | Fiction

Love and Theft, 1988

Pasha Malla

I enjoy stealing. It's just as simple as that.
Jane's Addiction, "Been Caught Stealing"

Bear with me here: I don't know shit about baseball. I honestly don't think I could name a single

April 1, 2010 | Fiction

How Lucky, She Thought

Kelcy D. Wilburn

She woke up as excited as she had twenty years ago on a St. Patrick's Day morning in her childhood home, despite the fact that everything around her was unfamiliar, despite the fact that her hotel

March 1, 2010 | Fiction

How to Kill

Ethel Rohan



March 1, 2010 | Fiction

Ma Vie En Rose: My Life Wrapped in Cellophane

Neil de la Flor


She is not a warthog in the zoo. She travels with a whip and rope through space and time. She is not a girl but feels like one. She understands the principles of Schrödinger and Heisenberg,

March 1, 2010 | Fiction


Alex Pollack


My wife says I'm too old for rollercoasters. Maybe she's right. I'm twenty-five, I'm balding, and I have a weak beard. But I still want to go to Libertyland.

"You'll buy a funnel cake,"

March 1, 2010 | Fiction

Chorale for the First Rental House on Your Block

Craig Davis

Outside on his porch was an indoor sofa. But he kept the lawn mowed. Early in the morning when the grass was still too wet — there he was, limping behind the mower, cursing God and us when it

March 1, 2010 | Fiction

An Interview with Mattox Roesch by Amy Minton

Amy Minton


Amy: Mattox, thank you for chatting with me about your new (and first) novel, Sometimes We're Always Real Same-Same. You've had great press (Publisher's Weekly, New York Times Sunday Book

March 1, 2010 | Fiction

  Word-Things: Michael Kimball interviews Ingrid Burrington

Michael Kimball


A few months ago (i.e. in August), Michael Kimball guest-edited Everyday Genius for a month (and, actually, he was kicking so much ass, it extended into much of, if not all, of September as

February 1, 2010 | Interview

An Interview with Laird Hunt (Part 2)

Jim Ruland

A Conversation with Laird Hunt (cont'd)

(read part one of the interview here)



Ruland: When last we talked, you recommended some

February 1, 2010 | Interview

An Interview with Kevin Sampsell

Matthew Simmons

I was thinking about your book and its readers, and I thought about how there are three audiences. One is very large: people who have never met you. The second is very small: people who have known

February 1, 2010 | Fiction

Two Stories

Rob Carney

Fish Stories

This friend of mine, Greg, he's always quitting smoking. He breaks his cigarettes in half, or runs them under the tap, or both, so he can't light up. He hides all his matches. And

February 1, 2010 | Fiction


Brandi Wells

She finds me in the backyard, behind the fence. I'm not crying because I've never been a child who cries. Instead I stare at the way the fence posts overlap, rotting, green and all worn down smooth

February 1, 2010 | Fiction

Two Stories

David William Hill

The Night Sky

Looking west over the ocean, watching the yellow crescent moon dip behind the low strip of fog off the coast. It disappeared and returned several times, as the fog bank in its

February 1, 2010 | Fiction


Lydia Ship

Unfortunately, Chin fed her sock puppets too many vegetables. She didn't always feed them in front of me, but the smell of steamed broccoli and half-empty bowls of it greeted me in our dorm suite

February 1, 2010 | Fiction


Jan Laperle

Nancy Lish was a simple woman with one simple obsession: she wanted to be a contestant on the game show Disk & Ladder. Every week she sent her postcard to the host, Peter Stimer, and at last,

January 1, 2010 | Interview

An Interview with Laird Hunt (Part 1)

Jim Ruland

A Conversation with Laird Hunt

A criminal operative helps a woman fill her shelves with mundane objects. A gentleman with psychic powers reflects on the days before his wife went insane. A

January 1, 2010 | Fiction

The Turtle

Matthew Lansburgh

The man is older than the woman, but not by much. They're out for a stroll in the park, taking in the sunshine and fresh air. "Look at that," says the man, pointing at the mud. The man crouches

January 1, 2010 | Fiction

Sad, Sad, Sad

Stace Budzko

Not more than two steps in and Ali had the Sadness Museum exhibit sized up.

Her words, This exhibit is sad, sad, sad.

I tried to look on the bright side. My words, At least it's

January 1, 2010 | Fiction

Fan Fiction in the Voice of Kobe Bryant

Karl Taro Greenfeld

One of the things that most fans don't know about NBA superstars, is that we like to meet in the off season and fight to the death. So, this past Saturday, I called LeBron James while I was