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September 25, 2015 | Nonfiction

Make It Quick

Melissa Gutierrez

The most comfortable place I have ever been is lying on my back on a massage table at the front of a room of the Embassy Suites Ontario Airport in Southern California. I was naked from the waist

September 18, 2015 | Nonfiction

I Can Self Destruct

Shawn Binder

If you’ve ever been asked to place your anxiety on a litmus test of 1-10 and have no idea what a 10 would constitute, then you know how jarring and disconnected this question could be. I thought about running away from the office, I thought about knocking over one of her plants 

September 16, 2015 | Nonfiction

Staff Meeting

Ginny MacDonald

In the staff meeting she thought about enemas.  

September 14, 2015 | Nonfiction


Nari Kirk

In nearly every used book—bought, borrowed, or salvaged—I’ve found them. 

September 8, 2015 | Nonfiction

Grimestore Cowboy

Brian Alan Ellis

I was drunk and coked up and thought it’d be a good idea to cut through some strange wooded area. Then I was completely underwater. 

September 3, 2015 | Nonfiction

Sprint: A Plane Crashes Out Over the Atlantic

Andrew Bertaina

We were sitting on the shores of the Atlantic, waiting for the wind to change and the black flies to get blown back out to sea when the plane went down.

August 28, 2015 | Nonfiction

Chased by the Muse, Part 3

Laura Joyce Davis & Nate Davis

For all the hours we’ve spent with strangers, all the conversations and shared stories, we ask no one’s name—until now. 

August 26, 2015 | Nonfiction

Chased by the Muse, Part 2

Laura Joyce Davis & Nate Davis

There are five categories for hurricanes; most of the buildings here were built to withstand categories one and two.

August 24, 2015 | Nonfiction

Chased by the Muse, Part 1

Laura Joyce Davis & Nate Davis

No one is going anywhere, he says. You will sleep here tonight.

August 18, 2015 | Nonfiction

Sucking on Lemonheads

Dorothy Rice

“Ah, so you’ve had an ordinary life,” she said.

August 14, 2015 | Nonfiction

A Version of Dinner (in which)

Maggie Nye

In which we listen to ourselves being recounted in the mouth of the boyfriend 

August 12, 2015 | Nonfiction

A Confession Via Jennifer Garner

Emily Carney

The people in my workshop suggested the stories were detailing co-dependency. From my position of fiction writer I laughed and nodded in agreement so as not to appear too sentimental towards the material. I thought of my classmates as boring and responsible and generic, and reasoned that they couldn’t understand the characters’ interactions because they were only limitedly tolerant of anything eccentric—

July 22, 2015 | Nonfiction

A Closer Look

Cathy Gilbert

I do not remember this, cannot call up the image. 

July 16, 2015 | Nonfiction

Game of the Day: April 29, 2015

Jesse Sawyer

We are launching a new project, HOBART HANDBOOKS, the first project of which is our Handbook on Baseball, collecting some of our favorite pieces from our last thirteen years of online baseball

July 7, 2015 | Nonfiction


Marin Sardy

The story goes that Mario is Luigi’s brother. Nearly all we know about him is that he is a brother.

July 2, 2015 | Nonfiction

The Guacamole Principle 

Mansour Chow

Sometimes we appreciate things a lot later in life than we should.

June 29, 2015 | Nonfiction


Karen Marron

The tourists stand on the hostel balcony, shirtless, sun on their golden skin and hair or maybe their skin is the sun.

June 24, 2015 | Nonfiction

It's Today Right Now

J.D. Hager

Yesterday my mom called me up and asked me to buy her cigarettes. I told her no and hung up. 

June 19, 2015 | Nonfiction

Pop Therapy: A Playlist

Kate Lebo

By dread I’m inspired, by fear I’m amused. The phrase was cursived on a cocktail napkin and folded into my handshake by a steel-haired young woman two weeks before my 20th birthday. 

June 13, 2015 | Nonfiction

popsicle stick bomb

Steve Anwyll

In my head I can't believe what he just said. How the hell are we going to take a bunch of ordinary popsicle sticks and turn them into bombs? Bombs? Shit, they explode. There's fire involved! Is Kevin nuts? We'll kill people!

June 9, 2015 | Nonfiction

Soul Retrieval in the Southwest

Lana Spendl

At my friend’s bonfire on a chilly Southwestern night, a blond woman in Birkenstocks approached me and said that her name was Singing Humyn.

June 8, 2015 | Nonfiction

Mathletes, Exile and the ‘Nerd-dom’

Jeffrey Ethan Lee

Only one person on the team had a significant mustache. She was the only girl, but she wasn’t good at math. 

June 2, 2015 | Nonfiction

The Jacka

Kenta Maniwa

Once outside, I unroll The Jacka's sweatshirt from my jacket, revealing the XXXL garment, in all its glory, reeking of blunts and harsh body odor.

June 1, 2015 | Nonfiction

Nothing Sexier Than a Girl Smoking

Felix Kent

Two years earlier in a set of skyscrapered offices with panoramic views of dusty Los Angeles, I was an underling and he was not.

May 30, 2015 | Nonfiction

Game of the Day: Opening Day

Jesse Sawyer

April 6, 2014
Opening Day
San Diego Padres
Los Angeles Dodgers
Dodger Stadium
Los Angeles, CA

San Diego


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