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April 1, 2012 | Fiction


James Scott

They said the scar tissue would break up in your shoulder, and that this could be a painful process. You imagine it cracking like dry earth every time you loosen up in the morning, and this helps

April 1, 2012 | Nonfiction

The Day the Music Should Have Died: Game 7 of the 1979 World Series

Benjamin Lyon

We are family
I got all my sisters with me

Do you know the song “We are Family” by Sister Sledge? Of course you do; you don’t even need to think about it. When you were nine, in your early

March 1, 2012 |

Well, That Old Lady Definitely Just Tripped Over A Bird

Matt Trupia


She is certainly falling, has certainly become a fulcrum for her own demise. You are watching this frame by frame from your eyeball edge: her shoe has caught the outstretched wing of a paused

March 1, 2012 |

Great and Powerful

Chad Chmielowicz


The toilet is leaking again and the handyman’s been here twice already. The refrigerator was failing every other month and the radiators were calling to each other from across the apartment

March 1, 2012 |

Angela's Baby

Nathan Holic


Perhaps Angela should have been surprised when she gave birth to a tiny black laptop. But she’d been restless and frustrated these past four days, confined to the couch as her husband

March 1, 2012 |

An Interview With: Catherine Chung

Matthew Salesses


Catherine Chung is the author of Forgotten Country, which will have just been released by the time you’re reading this, and which ten months from now—mark my words—will be on 75% of the “Best

March 1, 2012 |

3 Stories

Emma Torzs


River Traffic

The river by Anne’s house, the Clark Fork, was swollen up with people. It was the first day of true summer heat, the sun at last a rival to the bite of mountain snowmelt

March 1, 2012 |


Corey Zeller


You hear static in the baby monitor sky. You hear crying. The white flakes shred off it. The New Year’s Eve song. The people you’ve forgotten. Everywhere. Cities, states, whole maps of

January 1, 2012 | Interview, Fiction

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January 1, 2012 |

An Interview With: Jennifer Tamayo

Andrew Ervin


Having had the pleasure of hanging out with Jennifer Tamayo on a number of occasions, including at a mardi gras parade and at a Busdriver/Abstract Rude concert under a Louisiana interstate, I

January 1, 2012 |

An Interview With: Mike Young

Gene Kwak


Sometimes It’s Just Nice to Wake Up
Give Yourself Up to the Big Sour Mash
An Interview with Mike Young

For me, there’s a trio of gritty, knock down get up and get knocked down

January 1, 2012 |

Four Stories

Katy Gunn


The madness was generally good about eating the women’s shoes in pairs, so that neither of them ever had to throw away a shoe with no match, and no shoes ever went to waste. The women

January 1, 2012 |

Cakewalk, Motherfucker

Ian Golding


Talk to me about red velvet, butter cream, German chocolate—it’s all I give a damn about. Some thick-framed, salad eating nobodies bring kids to a cakewalk. Fine. Whatever. Their loss. I

January 1, 2012 |

Two Stories

Gregory Sherl


Never Trust an Ugly Unicorn

Never trust an ugly unicorn. They’re ugly for a reason and they don’t exist for a reason, although that might be a completely different reason. It is weird to

January 1, 2012 |

Screen Door Submarine

Eric Ellingsen

We practiced being Endless for around an hour a day at first. Endless practice was like little pulley practice, like you were a little pulley for me and I was a little pulley for you. We

January 1, 2012 |

Twitterfeed: TheSinner'sCorpse

Alexander Lumans


Day 1: Escaped labs today—power outage. (Years since our last repair; upset@SRSresearchers) In the sun, we’re some pretty fucked up “inventions.”

1: Role call (twelve of us left):