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A Short Essay in Which We Celebrate Whitney Pastorek's Keen Eye for Beautiful Things photo
December 1, 2007 | Nonfiction

A Short Essay in Which We Celebrate Whitney Pastorek's Keen Eye for Beautiful Things

Sean Carman

In May of 2003 there appeared, in a small corner of the... more

Excerpt from: Picnic in Ten Years' Time photo
December 1, 2007 | Excerpt

Excerpt from: Picnic in Ten Years' Time

Jesse Ball

A selection from Picnic in Ten Years' Time an as of yet unpublished manuscript by Jesse... more

An Interview with Jesse Ball photo
December 1, 2007 | Interview

An Interview with Jesse Ball

Shane Jones

Samedi The Deafness, the debut novel from Jesse Ball released this September is baffling readers and reviewers. The... more

Test-Tube Jesus photo
December 1, 2007 | Fiction

Test-Tube Jesus

Richard D. Treat

And the earth died screaming While I lay dreaming  --Tom Waits    He came from Wal-Mart. Some fellow was... more

The Peaches Are Cheap photo
December 1, 2007 | Fiction

The Peaches Are Cheap

Mike Young

It's August, and it smells like grass and cranberry fruit snacks. I pick my brother up from the post office where he... more

Rats photo
December 1, 2007 | Fiction

Rats

CL Bledsoe

The pet store was across from Planned Parenthood. Rob and June just sort of wandered over. They were allergic to dogs and cats, and June... more

An Interview with Ryan Boudinot photo
November 1, 2007 | Interview

An Interview with Ryan Boudinot

Matthew Simmons

Ryan Boudinot is a Hobart favorite -- heck, he edited our fourth issue. There are few contemporary writers we'd... more

Geometrics photo
November 1, 2007 | Fiction

Geometrics

B.J. Hollars

At school, we were allowed to wear costumes but were not allowed to bring treats. So we'd made the most of it -- we wore our... more

Holland photo
November 1, 2007 | Fiction

Holland

M. T. Fallon

The cobble gloss contained inchoate images underfoot. Miram broke his stride and knelt to inspect the watery sheen but could not catch the... more

Don't Stop Now photo
November 1, 2007 | Fiction

Don't Stop Now

Al Riske

We spread a blanket off to one side of the boat launch, under some trees. Island Lake, in Shelton, Washington, is surrounded by... more

An Interview with Victor LaValle photo
October 1, 2007 | Interview

An Interview with Victor LaValle

Amy Minton

NOTE TO READERS: this interview with Victor LaValle went much longer than expected, and we couldn't... more

Hello photo
October 1, 2007 | Fiction

Hello

Glen Pourciau

He knew what he was doing. He knows I don't say hello to him, knows that when I see him I see an empty spot, but he walked into the... more

Awfulness photo
October 1, 2007 | Fiction

Awfulness

Kevin Grauke

The boy found the helmet perched atop a bag of trash set out in front of Mr. and Mrs. Traska's house across the street. Well, only... more

Wonder Bread photo
October 1, 2007 | Fiction

Wonder Bread

Amy Abrams

The apartment smells of burnt toast when Marcia arrives home from work. Her husband, Gary, having toasted two loaves that afternoon,... more

An Interview with Rick Moody photo
September 1, 2007 | Interview

An Interview with Rick Moody

Andrew Ervin

Rick Moody's not the kind of writer who needs one of these introductory paragraphs. Author of some of our most... more

The Missing Eye photo
September 1, 2007 | Fiction

The Missing Eye

Siel Ju

I'm functional in the sense that I make it to evening confrontations. At the sushi bar, Gita keeps talking about some girl she... more

Lobo photo
September 1, 2007 | Fiction

Lobo

Margaret Bentley

I rest my head on a pillow, falling in and out of sleep. Outside the windshield, locusts reflect light like shooting stars as they catch in the... more

Autobiography photo
September 1, 2007 | Fiction

Autobiography

Tiff Holland

"You played sports?" he asks over dinner. They're having baked chicken and baked potatoes. Clean food is how she thinks... more

I WIll Unfold You With My Hairy Hands photo
September 1, 2007 | Fiction

I WIll Unfold You With My Hairy Hands

Shane Jones

The hair monster checked out the ass of a handicapped woman. She was standing with her back turned when the... more

An Interview with Roy Kesey photo
August 1, 2007 | Interview

An Interview with Roy Kesey

Sean Carman

Roy Kesey's best stories manage to be hilarious and poignant, absurd and intelligent, amusing but still close to the... more

Cabin Fever photo
August 1, 2007 | Fiction

Cabin Fever

Paul Silverman

She was what his father, who had a Betty Grable calendar in the garage, used to call a bleached blonde, and she was kind of daffy-taffy... more

The Dead Walk Backwards photo
August 1, 2007 | Fiction

The Dead Walk Backwards

Steve Finbow

The earth is deep brown and peppered with crows. Sorry-looking cows nuzzle the frozen refuge. Two mongrel dogs, skinny,... more

Crimes of the Post-Divorce Era photo
August 1, 2007 | Fiction

Crimes of the Post-Divorce Era

Diane D. Gillette

Gerry let out a loud belch and tried unsuccessfully to focus on Albert. "I've got to get her back. I... more

Secret Keepers photo
August 1, 2007 | Fiction

Secret Keepers

Teresa Tumminello Brader

What was he thinking? Any one of us could've found it. Cards, letters, notes, and worst of all, photos. A woman -- a blonde, of... more

Collision photo
August 1, 2007 | Fiction

Collision

Kathleen Lindstrom

"Are you sure?" "Of course I'm sure. I'm 43. I'm sure." "It's a big decision. It's a... more

An Interview with Jeffrey Brown photo
July 1, 2007 | Interview

An Interview with Jeffrey Brown

Tom McHenry

Jeffrey Brown entered the comics world with three intimate autobiographical graphic novels about failed... more

Agnes and Ned photo
July 1, 2007 | Fiction

Agnes and Ned

Jonny Diamond

She had death in her hands, in her heart, in the americ tang of her angry sweat: she was jealous of a piece of bread. It was a dark,... more

Four Sieges photo
July 1, 2007 | Fiction

Four Sieges

Erin Fitzgerald

I. Deirdre doesn't talk to Nicole anymore, but she thinks she does. Last winter, six months went by with neither one of them... more

Nine Paragraphs about the Future (In Jacksonville, Florida) photo
July 1, 2007 | Fiction

Nine Paragraphs about the Future (In Jacksonville, Florida)

William Peterson

1. Ionization In a city where everything feels a bit belated, where the clever ones... more

Unpublished Manuscript #36 photo
July 1, 2007 | Fiction

Unpublished Manuscript #36

Joe Clifford

Kitty peeled dead flies off the screen. She squinted in the direction of the boatyard. "No boats today," she... more