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The Painter's Arm photo
July 9, 2013 | Fiction

The Painter's Arm

Eliza Smith

My boyfriend cut off my arm while I slept. He had thought the whole thing through months in advance, he told me the next morning.

The Part Where Bull Scours His Room for Bugs photo
July 8, 2013 | Fiction

The Part Where Bull Scours His Room for Bugs

Diego Báez

He slides an open palm up and down wallpaper that appears to depict horsemen and battalions in battle. He presses an ear to it. He tilts a framed print of Caravaggio’s Holofernes away from the wall.

Excerpt from the Novella in Progress, Bridges No Longer Span These Waters photo
July 3, 2013 | Fiction

Excerpt from the Novella in Progress, Bridges No Longer Span These Waters

Brian Warfield

Daniel heard it driving home...

A Slick Six from Camouflage Country photo
July 2, 2013 | Fiction

A Slick Six from Camouflage Country

Mel Bosworth & Ryan Ridge

Encore

He got a nice new haircut. His laryngitis was gone. His heart hurt less and the same with his head.... more

Disaster Photos photo
July 1, 2013 | Fiction

Disaster Photos

Nathan Tavares

You could still hear the sounds of their screams, over the water, as they tipped over the falls.

The Eyes of God photo
June 25, 2013 | Fiction

The Eyes of God

Amy Holwerda

When Homer went blind, Langley’s remedy was one hundred oranges a week.

Invisible Mosquitoes photo
June 24, 2013 | Fiction

Invisible Mosquitoes

Mark Baumer

Four teenagers named “Phil” were tired of their dads not being rich.

“It is very frustrating to have a poor dad,” said... more

Three Must Haves #5 photo
June 19, 2013 | Fiction

Three Must Haves #5

Steven Casimer Kowalski

 

Sterling-Silver Crook-Handle Bespoke Umbrella with Silk Canopy: $2,295

We hope that you never need use this umbrella. ... more

WORD LIST AND STYLE GUIDE FOR IN THE HOUSE UPON THE DIRT BETWEEN THE LAKE AND THE WOODS photo
June 18, 2013 | Fiction

WORD LIST AND STYLE GUIDE FOR IN THE HOUSE UPON THE DIRT BETWEEN THE LAKE AND THE WOODS

Matt Bell

Note: Below is the style sheet for my novel In the House... more

Junkyard Fortunes photo
June 17, 2013 | Fiction

Junkyard Fortunes

Phillippe Diederich

Pingo went first. He always did. The rest of us stood at the top of the slope over the place where the sewer pipes from town... more

May Two People Breathe in a Real Room photo
June 12, 2013 | Fiction

May Two People Breathe in a Real Room

Kari Larsen

On her bike in the rain, Sally could not shake the bus. The double-decker advanced no more confidently than... more

Those Menacing Invites photo
June 11, 2013 | Fiction

Those Menacing Invites

Matthew Pitt

Lou Reed was at our party last night. I think. Couldn’t ID him clearly—with the dark, smoke, and all that constant shifting.... more

Body Immortal photo
June 10, 2013 | Fiction

Body Immortal

Sequoia Nagamatsu

The scientist entered the mansion through a secret passage, and the dictator and his staff gave him DNA samples and told him to make... more

Astronauts photo
June 7, 2013 | Fiction

Astronauts

Dana Diehl

Things they never tell you when your husband leaves the planet:

It’ll happen faster in real-life than it does on TV. 10, 9, 8… A... more

The Gore and the Splatter (an excerpt) photo
June 7, 2013 | Fiction

The Gore and the Splatter (an excerpt)

Adam Novy

In 2010, we published Adam Novy's The Avian Gospels as two volumes, kind of Old and New Testament style.... more

Water Burial photo
June 3, 2013 | Fiction

Water Burial

Megan Cummins

Dee had pregnant friends back home. She had missed their weddings and now she would miss the births of their children. She felt left... more

excerpt from The Avian Gospels (ch. 33) photo
June 3, 2013 | Fiction

excerpt from The Avian Gospels (ch. 33)

Adam Novy

In 2010, we published Adam Novy's The Avian Gospels as two volumes, kind of Old and New Testament style. Having... more

Daddy's Home photo
May 31, 2013 | Fiction

Daddy's Home

David Ohle

Jerry’s Daddy, looking half dead, sat in the kitchen smoking a Camel and sketching comic faces on a napkin with a stubby pencil.... more

Visqueen photo
May 30, 2013 | Fiction

Visqueen

Schuler Benson

Jesse come in from the spot across the way where Daddy had him throw the last of the matchboxes. Daddy let Jesse carry em cause they was... more

Into the Milking Den photo
May 29, 2013 | Fiction

Into the Milking Den

Keith Rebec

When we arrived at our new place on Plankton, the first thing I noticed was all the cages in the neighbor’s yard. Rows and rows... more

Wrack and Ruin photo
May 27, 2013 | Fiction

Wrack and Ruin

Sacha Siskonen

Greg had always suspected that had Hitler managed to get into art school, he would have become the Thomas Kinkade of his time. Did it... more

The Abridged, Essential Counting Crows Fact Sheet photo
May 24, 2013 | Fiction

The Abridged, Essential Counting Crows Fact Sheet

Dillon J. Welch

 

“They paved paradise / and put up a parking lot / which was a public
  necessity / that... more

Scragmauled photo
May 22, 2013 | Fiction

Scragmauled

James Warner

This was a burlesque theater, a two-bit operation that could barely pay off the racketeers and the cops  a place to come into out of the... more

The Bitter Librarian Ties One On photo
May 21, 2013 | Fiction

The Bitter Librarian Ties One On

Tom Noyes

When the governor’s budget cuts hit Eisenhower Middle School, the library’s one of the first targets because who... more

Taco Bell photo
May 18, 2013 | Commercial Fiction

Taco Bell

Dave Housley

A new email dings into his box and Miller cringes. Somehow he knows it’s from her, something about the ding – it is insistent, urgent, as... more

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Saul Stories

Elizabeth Ellen

“Simply one of the best writers alive in the world today.”

 – Scott McClanahan, author of The Sarah BookCrapalachia, and HIll William

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Legs Get Led Astray

Chloe Caldwell

“Legs Get Led Astray is a scorching hot glitter box full of youthful despair and dark delight. Tender and sharp, wide-eyed and searching, these essays have a reckless beauty that feels to me like magic.”
Cheryl Strayed, author of WILD 

currently ON SALE for $11.95!

 

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Elizabeth Ellen

Elizabeth Ellen

“[Elizabeth Ellen] is the female Love Is a Dog from Hell.”

 – Chloe Caldwell, author of Women

currently ON SALE for $11.95!