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Fracture photo
June 3, 2014 | Fiction


Elise Matthews

 We believed something together, and when we believed it, it was true. Nothing else more true.

A Beautiful Woman of the World photo
May 28, 2014 | Fiction

A Beautiful Woman of the World

R. Dale Smith

I sat in my chair and stared at her. 

To the Man with the Synthesized Voice photo
May 22, 2014 | Fiction

To the Man with the Synthesized Voice

Rebecca Givens Rolland

It was obvious to me that you needed to talk, and I was there to listen and record.

Feral photo
May 15, 2014 | Fiction


Christopher Moyer


In the middle of our city are the woods, which are full of animals.

Kara asks: “How much further, Marcus? Do you remember?”


I don't remember. The woods get bigger each

Real Skater Music photo
May 12, 2014 | Fiction

Real Skater Music

Chris L. Terry

Ask for a skateboard for Christmas. Pick it part-by-part from the skateshop near Needle Park.

After, go to the Combat Zone to buy hip-hop clothes. Walk close to Dad. Call him “Dad” real loud so

May 9, 2014 | Fiction


Simon Jacobs

Architecturally, it is almost an exact replica of the Indonesian-style villa he had constructed on the Caribbean island of Mustique in the late 80s; the original, with its layered streams and koi

Feeling Good Is Believing Badly photo
May 7, 2014 | Fiction

Feeling Good Is Believing Badly

Sam Nam

The posse gutted your daddy’s cattle and made your little sister gasp until she made no sounds at all.  They lit cigars off the flames of your mother’s head and tied your daddy’s neck to a horse. 

You Think You Can Stop Me photo
April 30, 2014 | BASEBALL, Fiction

You Think You Can Stop Me

Dennis Scott Herbert

You Think You Can Stop Me??

You can’t stop me. 

So they don’t let me bring my cooler no more, big deal.  I’ll go to my truck.  Cold beers in my truck, my personal space.  Right there in the

An Excerpt from Unchecked Privileges, or I've Got To Sing a Torch Song  photo
April 25, 2014 | Fiction

An Excerpt from Unchecked Privileges, or I've Got To Sing a Torch Song 

Michael Sajdak & Gucci Lean

I'm giving up cold turkey for lent.


* * *


The shuffling of their feet wakes you ask they sneak into your stable at night. These are the biker boys, the popular boys in

Veteran Broadcaster Art Luce Signs Off photo
April 24, 2014 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Veteran Broadcaster Art Luce Signs Off

Matt Izzi

Two outs to go in the season, eight-nothing Huskies, it’s been a swinging party and nobody invited the Mats. Now Mould’s on the mound to close it out, he’s just been unhittable all year. A lot of

Depth of Field photo
April 23, 2014 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Depth of Field

Sarah Malone

François was working on a baseball campaign, the design and effects for it, two thirty second spots and a sixty, and fifteens cut down from the thirties. The director and his producer, on the couch

The Rumor Was photo
March 6, 2014 | Fiction

The Rumor Was

Kara Vernor

Three people had died on the rollercoaster, each decapitated by a wooden plank. He told her this as the lap bar lowered over them and locked. “Their ghosts haunt the tunnel,” he said, and the

Listen photo
March 3, 2014 | Fiction


Douglas Light

A trashbag-blue tattoo of a spider stained her left big toe. D-O-O-M read the tops of her other four toes. She had a taste for chicken nuggets and cocaine and never showed initiative. “Assessory”

Vengeful Ghosts photo
February 26, 2014 | Fiction

Vengeful Ghosts

Natalie Edwards

Recently I came across a paper I wrote in college at the prestigious University of Florida in 1999 about vengeful ghosts.

Settling photo
February 24, 2014 | Fiction


Jill Summers

They all felt it when the house moved, but only Mae made a sound, something small and guttural, something involuntary and low.

Bones in the Belly photo
February 21, 2014 | Fiction

Bones in the Belly

Candra Kolodziej

The air in the bedroom sags with mist that won’t touch anything. It hangs around the built-in bed, and stationary lamp, and my sisters and Ma. I can’t be in there. The noises are terrible, and the haze smells like evergreens. It makes me homesick.

The Good Book photo
February 19, 2014 | Fiction

The Good Book

Cynthia Larsen

Mother is sitting in the kitchen with the Bible and a fresh stack of paper. A cigarette smokes in the ashtray and the sink is full of dishes. “It’s not what you think,” I whisper to the boy I have brought home. Later I will suck his thoughts dry. 

Three Stories photo
February 17, 2014 | Fiction

Three Stories

C.A. Kaufman

Family Album, Romance and Circumstantial Evidence

The Investigators photo
February 13, 2014 | Fiction

The Investigators

Willie Fitzgerald

Inside the restaurant two beams of sunlight hit Spencer’s table at seemingly impossible angles. They meet on his butter dish, which has a single olive pit in it. It seems like outside the sun could be doubled.

The Aquarist photo
February 11, 2014 | Fiction

The Aquarist

Jacques Debrot

It’s not unheard of now for people to be replaced by look-alikes.  Troubled people, mostly.  Unhappy people.  

February 7, 2014 | Fiction


Scott McClanahan

I have stolen this prayer from my friend Giancarlo Ditrapano.  

Lawrence Frank Team Evaluation: Golden State Warriors photo
February 7, 2014 | Fiction

Lawrence Frank Team Evaluation: Golden State Warriors

Dave Housley

In December 2013, Brooklyn Nets Assistant Coach Lawrence Frank was "reassigned" by first year Head Coach Jason Kidd, demoted from coaching on the bench to filing daily "team evaluation" reports

Appraisals photo
February 5, 2014 | Fiction


Robert Long Foreman

I went to the Antiques Roadshow with my mother’s green marble frog in the inside pocket of the jacket of the black suit I wore to her funeral that morning. I had taken the frog from her house. I wanted to know what it was worth. 

Super Bowl (2013) photo
February 2, 2014 | Commercial Fiction

Super Bowl (2013)

Dave Housley

Last year, we ran a series of "Commercial Fiction"s by Dave Housley, which were collected into a book. One such piece in the series was inspired not just by a single commercial but by a collection

The Chair photo
January 30, 2014 | Fiction

The Chair

Oliver Zarandi

Somebody has replaced my chair with a child. It was a beautiful chair. A rocking chair fashioned by my father.

It makes no sense.

Though, of course, one mustn’t give credence to anything in

Recent Books

Exit, Carefully

Elizabeth Ellen

"I loved reading Exit, Carefully. It’s unusual, and in my opinion exciting, to publish a play without previously receiving a major production."

                      -Walker Caplan, Lithub


Garielle Lutz

“Lutz’s work is a marvel of the possibilities of language.  Each of her sentences is an intricately crafted thing, deeply complex yet crystalline in its clarity . . . her command of each and every word remains supreme.”     

  --Mira Braneck, The Paris Review Daily


Garielle Lutz is the author of The Complete Gary Lutz, among other books.


Mik Grantham


"Mik Grantham is a real killer. One of my favorite artists working today. HARDCORE is not hard to read"

 - Bud Smith, author of Teenager (Vintage)