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Gravel photo
May 29, 2017 | Fiction

Gravel

Shannon Heffernan

“You should have a drink,” she said.

 

“I’m going to be alone forever,” I said.

Please Interact with This Advertisement photo
May 27, 2017 | Fiction

Please Interact with This Advertisement

Benjamin Brandenburg

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The Storm photo
May 26, 2017 | Fiction

The Storm

Zeke Perkins

A lot of people had just given up.  Other people had made survival plans.  Schmitty and his folks were holing up in their basement with shotguns and rations.  He asked if I wanted to join them as he was allowed to bring one friend.  

"This isn't like going to Hershey Park, Schmitty," I told him, "I'm staying with my family."

Inside The Happiness Factory photo
May 25, 2017 | Fiction

Inside The Happiness Factory

Jeremy T. Wilson

The baby is adorable, and I wish she really was mine, I was really hers, and this was a picture my wife took, my beautiful blue-eyed wife and my beautiful blue-eyed baby.

Tree Man photo
May 24, 2017 | Fiction

Tree Man

Michael Chin

Mom called it car camping and always emphasized the distinction between it and what she termed real camping

Knocking photo
May 23, 2017 | Fiction

Knocking

Tiffany Jimenez

Allen says I haven’t got a voice on me, and so I’ve been trying to come up with special lyrics that only a voice like mine could sing. The last time I shared one of them, Allen said he couldn’t hear anything past the faucet. 

The Pie Toxicity Scale photo
May 22, 2017 | Fiction

The Pie Toxicity Scale

Leyna Krow

On a Tuesday morning in May, everyone in Spokane, Washington woke to the smell of pie. It was blueberry – sugary with a hint of vanilla. 

Contacts photo
May 19, 2017 | Fiction

Contacts

Sarah Van Bonn

It is impossible to tell which features of the river were made by nature and which were made by us, who are also nature.

The Bird photo
May 18, 2017 | Fiction

The Bird

Sandra Jensen

‘There are so many damaged birds,’ he said, spreading jam on his sourdough toast. 

‘I haven’t seen that many,’ I said. 

‘Well, I have,’ he said. ‘And I was just too tired to do what we did for that seagull.’

Fame photo
May 16, 2017 | Fiction

Fame

Siamak Vossoughi

 "I was thinking about how famous we were as kids."

     "Who?"

     "All of us."

     This was why she liked having him in her bed, Alice thought.

The End of the World and Karate  photo
May 15, 2017 | Fiction

The End of the World and Karate 

Al Dixon

On the way home from picking up my brother at the airport, I stopped for a hitchhiker. I’d never picked up a hitchhiker before. I think I did it because my brother was with me, Julian. It was the kind of thing Julian would do.

White Dwarf Seeks Red Giant for Binary Orbit photo
May 13, 2017 | Fiction

White Dwarf Seeks Red Giant for Binary Orbit

Samantha Edmonds

We’ll have more in common than you’d think—after all, we’re both main sequence stars, I’m just a few million years ahead of you. 

Imaginary Jenn photo
May 12, 2017 | Fiction

Imaginary Jenn

Kevin Maloney

In 2007, I was catfished by a homely woman from Arkansas masquerading as a 5’10” blonde bombshell named “Jenn.” Before you judge me, remember that this was ten years ago.

The Coming photo
May 10, 2017 | Fiction

The Coming

Siobhan Welch

And tbh, I seriously doubt Jesus wants me to die a virgin. 

My Dying Neighbor Stole Our Pie photo
May 9, 2017 | Fiction

My Dying Neighbor Stole Our Pie

Alex Schuman

You’re always told to do the right thing and stand-up to evil, but can a, old dying woman who lies about being offered pie constitute as evil? I thought yes.

Incision photo
May 8, 2017 | Fiction

Incision

Eric Bosse

“Go outside,” I say, and I settle in with my coffee and my laptop. “Notice how real-world birds aren’t actually angry.” 

Him Hiccup, Me Yawn photo
May 6, 2017 | Fiction

Him Hiccup, Me Yawn

Florence Gonsalves

“Fine, but I get full custody of the mustache,” I said, once we’d finished dividing up all of our things: him Chipotle, me The Red Hot Chili Peppers, him macramé, me black clothing.

Dirty Socks photo
May 5, 2017 | Fiction

Dirty Socks

Sean Higgins

Danielson sells his dirty socks to perverts on the internet. 

Jackalope Run photo
May 4, 2017 | Fiction

Jackalope Run

CJ Hauser

She’s going to be an artist, he told your parents, and he wasn’t wrong, even if you couldn’t hack it in New York. 

The Sculptor photo
May 3, 2017 | Fiction

The Sculptor

Ryan K. Jory

Mom says new husbands are like circus peanuts. They go stale after a few weeks, and she wonders, Why the hell do I keep buying these things? I don’t even like them

Strawberry Is Learning To Fly photo
May 2, 2017 | Fiction

Strawberry Is Learning To Fly

Mariya Poe

Who says islands needs water? he asked. Mine is a tree island. It’s something surrounded by something different.

Trading Heroes photo
April 29, 2017 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Trading Heroes

Travis Kiger

“So I started collecting baseball cards.” 

Swinging photo
April 26, 2017 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Swinging

Brendan J. O'Brien

Oscar kisses the child through the hard mesh fence designed for the fans’ protection.  He does not like kissing his boy through hard mesh.   

Peggy Park, August 1992 photo
April 25, 2017 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Peggy Park, August 1992

Bryan Washington

Micah turned pro and the rest of us went regular. 

Diversion photo
April 13, 2017 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Diversion

Annie Maroon

While he runs, you think about how long it’s been since you stepped on a baseball field. Your chest fills up with sharp fragments of Little League afternoons, standing in left field praying for something to do and dreading it at the same time

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After Women

Chloe Caldwell

A fictional follow-up to the novella Women (SF/LD, 2014) exploring the ethos of the literary world, queerness, and infatuation. 

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Saul Stories

Elizabeth Ellen

A linked story collection detailing the relationship between the 40-year-old narrator, her eighth-grade daughter, Eli, and her daughter’s best friend, Saul. Includes the Pushcart Prize winning story "Teen Culture."