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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 spilled into the narrow creek that  disappeared into a deep ravine west

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 Sally. She stopped to clear her bangs that conducted a stream down her open mouth.

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. Whoever he was, he had a knack for sinking into sofas and corners where

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 them immortal bodies. When the work is done, the dictator said,

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 flash of orange and a shimmer of exhaust, and the shuttle is

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. Having sold out of the two-volume edition, the book is now newly available, now been

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 out but it comforted her a small amount to think that there were

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 sold out of the two-volume edition, the book is now newly available, now been

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. There was quite an odor about him, mostly of sour, poorly washed

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 light, and Jesse liked helpin. Jesse counted 38 full trash

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 of wooden crates, stacked on end, lined their yard, the wire netting

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 follow then that had Thomas Kinkade not found commercial

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 boosted the economy / of the city and surrounding towns.”

- - -

Fact: Jim Bogios used to

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 dark, although in the end the dark could snag you by the

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 needs books? The staff is halved. I’m cut; Joan’s kept. She has nineteen years in

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 sure as a poke in the back of the neck. This will be

Three Little Blackbirds photo
May 16, 2013 | Fiction

Three Little Blackbirds

Joan Wilking

The next morning the phone rings early, five-thirty, definitely not later than six. The birds outside don’t scream that loud after six. The voice on the phone is my niece, the fifteen-year-old,

Thunderbirds: Who, Why, and How photo
May 15, 2013 | Fiction

Thunderbirds: Who, Why, and How

Rebecca Scherm

There’s been a lot of talk about Executives in the news lately, a lot of mystery and confusion. For the last year, I’ve had a side-gig proofreading executive resumes. Now I know all about

Junky Girl and Loser Boyfriend Pop Pills and Repair to Florida photo
May 14, 2013 | Fiction

Junky Girl and Loser Boyfriend Pop Pills and Repair to Florida

Tom Macher

LAKE ELSINORE WILL HOST THE ONE TRICK PONY

This place was one of those places. Had a minor league baseball team, an Angels affiliate, on some high ground, halfway between Riverside and

Three Stories photo
May 8, 2013 | Fiction

Three Stories

Ryan Call

As a teenager, I had this superficial interest in handguns—I liked how the metal felt against my skin. I had never learned to shoot one, however, nor did I really intend to know at that young age.

from An Enquiry into the Origin of Lady Burke’s Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful photo
May 7, 2013 | Fiction

from An Enquiry into the Origin of Lady Burke’s Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful

Kirby Johnson

The first and the simplest emotion which we discover in the human mind is curiosity, so it does not surprise me when you say you are leaving for the rest of the evening to climb Mount Grablehorn or

Meth and the Genre Debate photo
May 3, 2013 | Breaking Bad fiction

Meth and the Genre Debate

Lucas Mann

Walter White is looking in the mirror when he hears a key in the door of his condo. He is smoothing a deep maroon shirt, new, Hugo Boss, over his abdomen.  He is liking the shiny sheen of it and

Don’t Be a Stupid Jerk photo
May 2, 2013 | Fiction

Don’t Be a Stupid Jerk

Tom McCartan

Everyone watched him walk to the guy. Everyone saw. They were all watching with their big stupid eyes that wouldn't let anyone off the hook. And this guy, he was always on the hook. A guy who was

John Daly photo
April 10, 2013 | BASEBALL, Fiction

John Daly

Mark Baumer

Jose Canseco was listening to a county music song on his portable cassette player. It was ninety-seven degrees on the public golf course. He took out a cigarette. The country music song inside his

Yankee photo
March 28, 2013 | Fiction

Yankee

Jared Yates Sexton

How're you gonna live, she said, if you don't immerse?

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Exit, Carefully

Elizabeth Ellen

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                      -Walker Caplan, Lithub

Nudes

Elle Nash

“Transgressive and immediate: you feel these stories shoot through and wrap around you.” 

             - Kyle F. Williams, Full Stop Magazine

 

Worsted

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.