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The Queen is Dead photo
May 8, 2018 | Jukebox Happy Hour

The Queen is Dead

Rosemary Harp

Two years later, I fell in love with a boy whose devotion to The Smiths matched my own.

An Uprising of Horses at the Schaumburg Medieval Times photo
May 7, 2018 | Fiction

An Uprising of Horses at the Schaumburg Medieval Times

Matthew Fogarty

The first line in the Medieval Times employee handbook is “The King always wins” even though really it’s the Champion Knight who wins and every move of the nightly joust is scripted to ensure that always happens...

Melanite photo
May 6, 2018 | Sunday Comics


Bria Goeller

I love you...
I love you, too...

Jelly photo
May 4, 2018 | Fiction


Joseph Grantham

Everyday we took Jelly for a walk on the track.
If Julia was busy teaching, Scott and I took Jelly.
If Scott was busy teaching, Julia and I took Jelly.

Eat This photo
May 4, 2018 | Fiction

Eat This

Susan Kemp

My friend Jamie holds out a thistle bloom, her fingers curved gingerly around the prickles. “Eat this,” she says. 

Angel Baby photo
May 3, 2018 | Fiction

Angel Baby

Elisia Mirabelli

Anthony was my reason for everything ... for South Park, for Tupac, for horror movies, for music that sounded like screaming, for my parents' vodka, my sister’s mascara, for all the girls I put down.

Waiting In Line photo
May 3, 2018 | Fiction

Waiting In Line

Brittany Ackerman

What we really wanted was to be older.  What we really wanted was for something to happen, take us away from Florida and into the rest of our lives, but that doesn't happen for teenagers, not so much, and so we stood and waited.

2 Poems photo
May 2, 2018 | Poetry

2 Poems

Faith Arkorful

i mean, i was black before too.

Early Retirement photo
May 2, 2018 | Fiction

Early Retirement

Christopher S. Bell

Civil War Day was a staple at Reginald Middle School, implemented somewhere in the shady patriotism of the Reagan era before carrying through as tradition.

Not a Walk On The Beach photo
May 2, 2018 | Poetry

Not a Walk On The Beach

Jennifer Metsker

The air before me
is the flavor of
an oat cake popsicle.
Or a shoe box. 
Or the water sports
I’m not doing. 
So I sign for
a prescription
while all the world
is water sporting

The Unfinished City photo
May 1, 2018 | Nonfiction

The Unfinished City

Barrett Bowlin

On my last night in Zhenjiang, the three other laowai and I—each of us western foreigners: three upstaters and a guy from Toronto—walk the condominium-lined miles out to the banks of the Yangtze river.

Yips photo
April 30, 2018 | BASEBALL


Michael Nye

When it began, he was deep in the hole, backhanding a two-hopper toward left field, and he rushed the throw, scooping it up, a cloud of dirt trailing off his glove like a cape as he raised his left

My Father Remembers, Forgets photo
April 30, 2018 | BASEBALL, Poetry

My Father Remembers, Forgets

Kathleen Hellen

Fifty cents for tickets in the bleachers—then. Fifty cents a railroad car to Pittsburgh.
A “marvel” they’d called it. Three tiers of steel, the façade terracotta, the balls off
the deck, bouncing.

Ground Rules photo
April 27, 2018 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

Ground Rules

Shana Agid

Summers to Harridge, April 20, 1950: I am writing to inform you of the changes in the Washington ball park. It is rather difficult to explain but I will try to give you a picture.

Maybe you

Imposter photo
April 27, 2018 | BASEBALL


Sammi LaBue

I hated practice, but I loved you.

2 Baseball Poems photo
April 26, 2018 | BASEBALL

2 Baseball Poems

Andrew Jones

By late ‘88 I had mastered Eck’s three-quarter delivery...

Kestrels! photo
April 26, 2018 | BASEBALL


Ben Kessler

Can’t afford a ticket? Put up a player and get in free.

Harry Quotes photo
April 25, 2018 | BASEBALL, Comics

Harry Quotes

Peter Witte

Well, if you're reading lips, you'll hear some words that are not necessarily used on family TV.

Single photo
April 25, 2018 | BASEBALL, Fiction


Jon Lee-Casco

She grips the bat the proper way, the way Dad taught her. Right over left, the knuckles lined up like railroad tracks or piano keys, two of Dad’s many analogies thought up on the fly. Yet another:

2 Poems photo
April 24, 2018 | BASEBALL

2 Poems

Devin Kelly

It’s good, I think, that we forget.

Rally Cap photo
April 24, 2018 | BASEBALL

Rally Cap

Eric Sentell

Then she cupped my face in her hands just like my father and said, “You’re missing it!”

Three Poems photo
April 23, 2018 | BASEBALL

Three Poems

Sandra Marchetti

I kissed my father’s cheek for good luck in the firehouse driveway.

Two Asterisks photo
April 23, 2018 | BASEBALL

Two Asterisks

Shane Kowalski

The year everyone was hitting home runs, Barry Bonds made lunch with his arms.

Curveball photo
April 21, 2018 | BASEBALL, Poetry


Ed Meek

It was a slow curve—a big bender,
spinning against the trajectory
of the ball. It hung

Balls and Strikes III: Transfiguration photo
April 20, 2018 | BASEBALL

Balls and Strikes III: Transfiguration

Richard Johnston

The victim was the leadoff hitter for the Matsushima Baseball Ocean Temple Gods in the bottom of the first.

Talk Show Poems & other miscellany photo
April 19, 2018 | Poetry

Talk Show Poems & other miscellany

Elizabeth Ellen

Letterman wore khakis and the camera angled up his crotch. I watched every night or set my VCR to record on the rare occasion I left my apartment.

Home Run Heroes photo
April 19, 2018 | BASEBALL

Home Run Heroes

Bob May

His gravesite at Holy Cross Cemetery brought a lump to my throat.

Past Time photo
April 18, 2018 | BASEBALL

Past Time

Miranda Forman

Because fifteen feet and a quarter-sized hunk of aluminum is nothing against the smell of oiled leather...

Reporting Near Calvary Church photo
April 17, 2018 | BASEBALL

Reporting Near Calvary Church

Jay Lee Ellis

Just mid-February but a day like summer

I Keep Bumping Into Candy Maldonado photo
April 16, 2018 | BASEBALL

I Keep Bumping Into Candy Maldonado

Jordan Moffatt

I saw Candy the next time I went out. And the time after that. And the time after that.