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Boy and Jelly Roll photo
November 1, 2012 | Fiction

Boy and Jelly Roll

Ric Hoeben

The two of them are down on the riverbank, idling; their calico van sits arch-above. 

Rico's Journey Through Hell photo
October 31, 2012 | Hobart 7, Fiction

Rico's Journey Through Hell

Stefan Kiesbye

In the fall of Helga Vierksen’s death, I was seven years old.

Reggie Miller photo
October 30, 2012 | Fiction

Reggie Miller

Salvatore Pane

You’re listening to an audiobook about the history of the Mercury space program when the car accident happens. It’s so fast you barely react, barely even comprehend what is happening. You feel your

Viagra photo
October 28, 2012 | Commercial Fiction


Dave Housley

The real cowboy wears a fishing cap and one of those vests you associate with photographers, only his isn't stuffed with film or lenses or malaria pills so much as his cigarettes and a lighter,

You Were a Horse Yesterday photo
October 25, 2012 | Fiction

You Were a Horse Yesterday

Molly Laich

You were a horse yesterday; what happened? I rode you places under the hot sun. You fought off flies with your tail and we galloped knee deep through rivers. When apples fell off the tree and we

Lies photo
October 24, 2012 | Fiction


Ben Tanzer

Can I speak to you for a moment?

It’s your son’s teacher and so this can’t be good.  Now not good, doesn’t have to mean bad, but it means something, and you are too tired for something. You

Single White Robot photo
October 23, 2012 | Fiction

Single White Robot

Christopher Linforth

Hello, Sarah, your skin’s perspiring. Nervous? Your heart rate just jumped to 153 beats per minute and your eyes dilated by two millimeters. By the way, I like what you’ve done with your hair: the

Direct TV photo
October 21, 2012 | Commercial Fiction

Direct TV

Dave Housley

Here is what I know. They wear tights. Their wings are thin flapping things that look more like dragonflies than butterflies. They never seem to get cold, don't shiver or shake or get soggy like

Honest Abe & Emily Dickinson Goes for a Drive photo
October 17, 2012 | Fiction

Honest Abe & Emily Dickinson Goes for a Drive

Penny Anderson

Here’s a story. One night in the tedious plains of Colorado, Abraham Lincoln drove his Model T into an embankment...

White Scars photo
October 17, 2012 | Fiction

White Scars

Meghan Lamb

He had a broad scar that ran over the back of his kneecap. The skin was all shiny and soft, like white bread packaged in Saran Wrap.

None of Your Business photo
October 16, 2012 | Fiction

None of Your Business

Wyatt Bonikowski

The gas station guy said, You folks all right?

The Closing photo
October 10, 2012 | Fiction

The Closing

T.D. Johnston

An excited murmur came to life when the audience was informed of the PhD in Biogenetics, the B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, and then the sweet icing: the minor in English.

The Fan Explodes Before We Go to Chicago photo
October 9, 2012 | Fiction

The Fan Explodes Before We Go to Chicago

Lex Sonne

Before she left for Avignon, before we left for Chicago, she said, “I miss my nephew. I miss Joshua, and I want a baby.” The sycamores in Clark Park moved in close. There were three Ethiopian kids

Wrangler photo
October 7, 2012 | Commercial Fiction


Dave Housley

“I thought you were going to play football,” she says.

“Yeah,” I say.

“You’re wearing jeans.”


She is folding laundry, matching socks. She rolls a pair into a neat ball and

Seven Pieces from "Future Project" photo
October 4, 2012 | Fiction

Seven Pieces from "Future Project"

James Grinwis



There was a pile of sticks on the edge of the world. In it, numerous things of interest were living. One was a lawyer who enjoyed eating fried chicken at unusually early times

A List of Our Demands photo
October 2, 2012 | Fiction

A List of Our Demands

Leif Haven

When found in this situation we realize that it is customary to provide a list of demands or a ransom note. We have discussed amongst ourselves what we would like. We even included the hostages in

Coors Light photo
September 30, 2012 | Commercial Fiction

Coors Light

Dave Housley

It is noon. Very hot. The Denver sun’s pitiless spotlight pushes down upon pedestrians carrying briefcases or carryout lunches. Like ants under a child’s magnifying glass, they skitter along the

Cialis photo
September 23, 2012 | Commercial Fiction


Dave Housley

How he got the resort people to put these tubs out here, I have no idea.

An Interview with Michael Martone photo
September 21, 2012 | Fiction, Interview

An Interview with Michael Martone

Matthew Baker

In 2010, Michael Martone began conducting a series of interviews. Each of these interviews was written under the pen name Matthew Baker, each of these interviews was titled “An Interview with

Word Counts photo
September 20, 2012 | Fiction

Word Counts

Tasha Matsumoto

Doesn’t it always begin with a contraction, a fluttering musclequake, birding in your heart?

I Love You! photo
September 11, 2012 | Fiction

I Love You!

Ethel Rohan

The monkey breeder interviews her suitability over the phone.

Agreements photo
September 5, 2012 | Fiction


Michael Don

A little man in a boat paddles laps around a toilet bowl.

from the vault: The Novelist by Tao Lin photo
September 1, 2012 | from the vault, Fiction

from the vault: The Novelist by Tao Lin

Elizabeth Ellen looks back at Tao Lin's "The Novelist" from Hobart, Aug./Sept. '04.

from the vault: Overhanded by Amy Minton photo
September 1, 2012 | Fiction, from the vault

from the vault: Overhanded by Amy Minton

Matthew Simmons looks back at Amy Minton's "Overhanded" from Hobart, May '07, and also her interviews, and just her awesomeness in general.

from the vault: The Exit Colony by Spencer Dew photo
September 1, 2012 | Fiction, from the vault

from the vault: The Exit Colony by Spencer Dew

Jac Jemc looks back at Spencer Dew's "The Exit Colony" from Hobart October '04.

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


Elle Nash

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

             - Kyle F. Williams, Full Stop Magazine



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.