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Leisure photo
August 31, 2017 | Hobart Photo Stories

Leisure

Julie Hrudova

  Welcome to Hobart Photo Stories, a one stop shop for photos that will excite the brain, the eye and the heart. —Tara... more

Just Fireflies photo
August 31, 2017 | Fiction

Just Fireflies

B.J. Best

Molly liked that the Museum of Light was honest.  Inside every light is a seed of darkness, one interpretive sign began.  It is light’s job to prevent that seed from blooming.  

Interview with Matthew Neill Null  photo
August 30, 2017 | Interview

Interview with Matthew Neill Null 

Michael Deagler

Southerners think that West Virginia is the north, and northerners think West Virginia is the south. 

On Burning photo
August 29, 2017 | Nonfiction

On Burning

Renée Branum

If you are flammable and have legs, you are never blocking a fire exit.

Sanguine photo
August 28, 2017 | Fiction

Sanguine

Darrin Doyle

No one should become a new parent at my age.

Hinterland Transmissions: Carnie Love photo
August 28, 2017 | Dispatches

Hinterland Transmissions: Carnie Love

Steve Anwyll

It must've been the late nineties. I was collecting welfare at the time. I couldn't have been more then... more

A partial list of mitigating factors in play photo
August 25, 2017 | Fiction

A partial list of mitigating factors in play

Jacqueline Boucher

  1. you never wanted to be the kind of person who balked when people entered your home without taking off their shoes
The Resurgence of Plain photo
August 24, 2017 | Fiction

The Resurgence of Plain

Michael Kaplan

No one even realized Plain could make such a comeback. Years before, it tapered off in grocery stores. Chips. Donuts. Even Coca-Cola. All were taken over by ranch, chocolate, lime. 

Three Poems photo
August 24, 2017 | Poetry

Three Poems

John Allen Taylor

Today I kiss her knuckles & we lumber home like mammoths.

Seven Mournings photo
August 23, 2017 | Nonfiction

Seven Mournings

Alysia Sawchyn

It is not the anniversary of her death that wrecks me but a day some weeks before it. It is the anniversary of the day I sat on my porch, barefoot, polyester graduation trappings in hand, and thought to call her but then did not because I was too busy. 

Three Poems photo
August 22, 2017 | Poetry

Three Poems

Jen Town

Lyrical lines of color dripping down: a chemical skyline.

A Heart and a Half photo
August 21, 2017 | Fiction

A Heart and a Half

Gary Joshua Garrison

Out by the park, I say, I’ve got your blood in me, and you look at me funny, like you are waiting for this to be another mediocre joke, and it is, somehow, but I don’t know the punchline yet. 

Love Story in the Form of a Taco photo
August 18, 2017 | Fiction

Love Story in the Form of a Taco

Daniel Paul

“Isn’t there something called ‘Pizza’?” I whispered to my girlfriend one night, awake from a dream; she kissed my forehead, her breath heavy with the sweet smell of cilantro, and sent me back to sleep.

Performance After the End of the World photo
August 17, 2017 | Poetry

Performance After the End of the World

Talin Tahajian

The only piece of advice I’ve got for anyone is to shout your precious name into the rain & wait for a response. 

w h o k i l l  photo
August 17, 2017 | Jukebox Happy Hour

w h o k i l l 

Elizabeth O’Brien

If this album were a place, it would be a penny candy store: high fructose and courting an overdose. 

 
An Anatomy of Pipes photo
August 16, 2017 | Nonfiction

An Anatomy of Pipes

Hannah Doyle

I was birthed alongside a digested McMuffin evacuated from a parallel pipe—my mother’s last pre-labor meal. She opted for a natural birth, taking only an aspirin, never uttering a complaint.

War on Everyone photo
August 16, 2017 | movie reviews

War on Everyone

Sean Kilpatrick

"Don't tuck your art in." Jamie Foxx

Lady Macbeth / Little Hours / Ingrid Goes West photo
August 15, 2017 | movie reviews

Lady Macbeth / Little Hours / Ingrid Goes West

Sean Kilpatrick

H-E-double hockey sticks

Two Poems photo
August 15, 2017 | Poetry

Two Poems

Kara Krewer

He’s called the rat king because of the actual rats  that hang from his shoulders like epaulets.

Police Report photo
August 14, 2017 | Fiction

Police Report

Sonya Gray Redi

When I told you I wanted to file a police report for our missing love, you turned to me with your best impression of a blank page. 

Raft Dress, Refugee photo
August 11, 2017 | Poetry

Raft Dress, Refugee

Barbara Rockman

A garment can withstand swell if the body can withstand laceration

 

Exceptions to the Equation photo
August 10, 2017 | Fiction

Exceptions to the Equation

Christina Sun

My fiancée wants to have a threesome. He tells me this when he comes home from his new job and I wonder what it is about data analysis and interpretation that gets him going. 

Willing photo
August 9, 2017 | Fiction

Willing

Jennifer Wortman

One of the men I love’s pointing a gun—stainless steel, ecru handle--at his temple, and I tell him I’ll do anything if he puts down that gun. 

Victory Speech photo
August 8, 2017 | Fiction

Victory Speech

Salvatore Difalco

I feel blessed. I thank God with a capital G for my success.

Two Poems photo
August 7, 2017 | Poetry

Two Poems

Samantha Guss

(The baptism.) The first time I had sex my hymen didn’t break and you missed your bus We wrote Mary Karr on the... more

Holiday Hours photo
August 4, 2017 | Poetry

Holiday Hours

BJ Soloy

The president lands to a reception line & it’s all already campaigning again always. The president lands & I already took a shit this morning.

Three Poems photo
August 3, 2017 | Poetry

Three Poems

Frank Montesonti

In this piece, the sculptor will sculpt herself sculpting. 

Peony photo
August 2, 2017 | Fiction

Peony

Laura Scalzo

Have you ever fucked a flower? I recommend it just don’t try telling it what its problem is. 

Is This It photo
August 1, 2017 | Jukebox Happy Hour

Is This It

William Ste. Marie

This album feels like rain; like those moments when you are half asleep in bed reviewing the day.