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Graham Will Fall and Hit His Head photo
December 1, 2009 | Fiction

Graham Will Fall and Hit His Head

A. J. Patrick Liszkiewicz

Graham needs to be an interesting character. Graham is a doctor. Graham is a brain surgeon. Graham is a brain surgeon who worries that one day he will be alone in his apartment, nuking leftovers,

Notes on a Failed Town photo
December 1, 2009 | Fiction

Notes on a Failed Town

Trent England

It was a long time before slavery went away. The town kept their own slaves well into the Carnegie Administration, trading them and gifting the young to newlyweds. When it was outlawed, seven

Three Stories photo
December 1, 2009 | Fiction

Three Stories

Xhenet Aliu

How To Play Shit

My brothers Kimi and Mike left with their friend Carmen to steal some watermelon Now & Laters from the deli across the street from the one run by Joe. We didn't steal from

House Calls photo
November 1, 2009 | Fiction

House Calls

Chad Simpson

The sun wasn't even fully up yet and there I was, on some stranger's roof, about to begin work for the day, when this girl, maybe four or five years old, tottered down the front steps of the house

The Secret of Healers and Monsters photo
November 1, 2009 | Fiction

The Secret of Healers and Monsters

Justin Hamm

All his life the boy threw knives. In his youth he threw knives only in his mind, pretended himself the central attraction of a small but famous circus troupe that traveled the dusty southwest in

Capture This Thing photo
November 1, 2009 | Fiction

Capture This Thing

Brian Mihok

Take it from inside you and draw it out. Do it before it decides you are not what you seem to be and, as a result, holds you up by the thumbs. You are picking up that teacup, I see you. You are

Fathers, Sons, Acorns, Oak Trees photo
November 1, 2009 | Fiction

Fathers, Sons, Acorns, Oak Trees

Roxane Gay

In high school, dating Randall "Big Randy" Barton was a rite of passage for the small population of black girls at our exclusive boarding school in rural New Hampshire. His father was a prominent

My Hand, Dead Tissue, Severed at the Wrist photo
October 1, 2009 | Fiction

My Hand, Dead Tissue, Severed at the Wrist

Kevin Wilson

Carol Gipson had acne and was the slightest bit pudgy but she seemed like someone who would turn beautiful with time and I wanted to get in on the ground floor. To spend more time with her, I'd

A Businessman & photo
October 1, 2009 | Fiction

A Businessman &

Reynard Seifert

I put on my suit. It's a business suit. I'm a businessman and I mean business. I mean 'business' with a big 'B' and an ampersand. So from now on, I will say, I'm a Businessman &. Because it

Mechler & I photo
October 1, 2009 | Fiction

Mechler & I

Andrew Roe

With apologies to Jorge Luis Borges' "Borges and I"


The other one, the one called Melcher, is the fuckup.

I travel a lot for work (sales) and when I'm driving or flying or sitting in an

Grass photo
October 1, 2009 | Fiction

Grass

David Holub

Doug's house looks the same as Bob's house. Bob lives next to Doug. On the ground surrounding their houses they have planted blades of vegetation. Thousands of them; millions perhaps. They call

Four Recent Apocalypses photo
October 1, 2009 | Fiction

Four Recent Apocalypses

Lucy Corin

Lucky

All these people. How did they do it? Well, many did not. Broke as eggs on sidewalks, sister. They were walking around in the street, everywhere, and I was there, watching it unfold. In

The Zoo: Two Stories photo
September 1, 2009 | Fiction

The Zoo: Two Stories

J. A. Tyler

penguins

For the penguins it is cold and sometimes it is cold like that in my bedroom, where I sleep, and the covers that cover me up aren't enough to keep me warm. This is summer, but there

Slut Whore photo
September 1, 2009 | Fiction

Slut Whore

Cami Park

Slut Whore has every Barbie on the market, lined up sitting on her windowsill along her bedroom wall, and all the best clothes and accessories. She invites her friends over and they dress and

Interview with a Union Soldier, Recently Dead photo
September 1, 2009 | Fiction

Interview with a Union Soldier, Recently Dead

Erin Lindsay McCabe

Near a mound of fresh dirt under a sprawling oak tree. Cannons rumble in the distance. Lounging next to the mound is a young man, about 19. He is dirty. Underneath the dirt and blood streaking his

A Letter to Amandas photo
September 1, 2009 | Fiction

A Letter to Amandas

Amanda Marbais

My friend Brandon has packed his friend's Jeep with provisions of snowballs, dried turkey, Finlandia. Observing the heaped vehicle, and considering the 2,700 miles to California, I am reminded of

In the Land Between the Valley and the Hills, What Men Said, They Meant photo
July 1, 2009 | Fiction

In the Land Between the Valley and the Hills, What Men Said, They Meant

Damian Dressick

Before the blue was sailed by Columbus and his greedy, maritime ilk, before the men who followed him brought plagues, monotheism and gunpowder, there dwelt in the Piedmont a small band of itinerant

Garbage Day photo
July 1, 2009 | Fiction

Garbage Day

Baird Harper

Early Morning

Debra Jims dreams of Kool-Aid. The juice leaves a red mustache above her lip. Men around her have mustaches too, real ones, thick and masculine. Her husband Todd rolls over and

Tell the Bees photo
July 1, 2009 | Fiction

Tell the Bees

Jessica Piazza

"...as soon as a member of the family has breathed his or her last a younger member of the household... is told to visit the hives, and rattling a chain of small keys tap on the hive and whisper

The Piano Thief and Hamsters photo
July 1, 2009 | Fiction

The Piano Thief and Hamsters

Stephen Graham Jones

The Piano Thief

It'll take him all of a month, longer if he's in love. But always at least those thirty days. Because a piano is heavy. What he's learned to do over the years, though, is take

Some Kind of Memorial photo
June 1, 2009 | Fiction

Some Kind of Memorial

B.J. Hollars and Brendan Todt

Georgia Ambler used to jog on Thursdays while Jake and I shot baskets in the drive. "You're outta shape, old man," Jake laughed, doubled over himself. Locking his hands to his knees, Jake spit

The Cow photo
June 1, 2009 | Fiction

The Cow

Jeff Kass

When Larry hit the cow on the two-lane highway in Virginia, the face of the cow, its open mouth hurtling past the driver's-side window, scared him most. He was on his way to Charlottesville to

Terror, Not Terror photo
June 1, 2009 | Fiction

Terror, Not Terror

Kyle Beachy

When they told us that the Corn Palace in Mitchell, South Dakota, had been destroyed by a crude but powerful bomb — TERRORIST, they said, TERROR, with the same rote certitude of those who chant

Sparkle photo
June 1, 2009 | Fiction

Sparkle

Ravi Mangla

There was a sparkle in my smile so I went to my friend Derrick's to get it looked at. I didn't want cancer.

Derrick asked questions about the sparkle. How long had I experienced the sparkle?

SpinningaGoodYarn.com FAQ photo
June 1, 2009 | Fiction

SpinningaGoodYarn.com FAQ

Eric Vrooman

Do you really spend 80% of your free time knitting?

Yes. I've knit during a blackout and a brownout, on the back seat of a double bike, on the beach during the eye of a hurricane, and during a

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

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.

Her Lesser Work

Elizabeth Ellen

"[Her Lesser Work] is a collection of mordant and formally inventive stories circling themes of, let’s say, desire and escape within repressive structures."

      -Walker Caplan, Literary Hub