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Science photo
June 25, 2019 | Fiction

Science

Anna Elise Anderson

She didn’t look mad, but she was something. She was moving slow-fast like a cat, something I’d never witnessed, like I could feel how fast she wanted to go but wasn’t going.

Love Divine photo
June 24, 2019 | Fiction

Love Divine

Jaime Balboa

All around him the congregation erupted. Tears of rapture. Hugs of friendship. Compassionate embraces. Passionate kisses. Erotic caresses.

Outside WallyGreens photo
June 21, 2019 | Fiction

Outside WallyGreens

Brian Leli

Are you in my head? Do you know what goes on up here? Do you know what’s preceded all that goes on up here? 

Boobing photo
June 20, 2019 | Fiction

Boobing

Dylan Davis

A tendril of smoke dissipated above us. She made an opening in her hands, revealing a little frog. Its throat pumped rapidly.

There Was a Sun Once  photo
June 14, 2019 | Fiction

There Was a Sun Once 

Mariah Stovall

His subconscious deemed them too short, or not steep enough, or their grass was flecked with yellow and brown. He had succeeded in agitating his appetite and wondered what he would have for dinner.

Three Times I’ve Seen My Dad Cry photo
June 13, 2019 | Fiction

Three Times I’ve Seen My Dad Cry

Nick Farriella

People hung around outside of convenience stores with their hands over their mouths blowing smoke. Stereos played loud Christmas music.

Whatever You Want to Be photo
June 11, 2019 | Fiction

Whatever You Want to Be

Nicholas Dighiera

Hank sucked what was left of his cigarette back in one pull and flicked it into the alley.  The hot light of the ember cartwheeled through the air before disappearing into the snow.

Today on Dagobah, Ep. 3: "Home" photo
June 6, 2019 | Fiction

Today on Dagobah, Ep. 3: "Home"

Josh Sippie

“Hm,” Yoda grunted, considering the foyer, it’s openness, how exposed he was, and what he could do about it. “Hm,” he grunted again.

Make and Model photo
June 3, 2019 | Fiction

Make and Model

Kent Kosack

He tells them, pays for the burgers and, as they drive to the mall, as if to encourage them, a general addressing his troops, he tells them about fights with broken bottles, about fighting the black kids because he was white, the Italian and Polish kids because he was Jewish, the rich kids because he was poor.

Too Long, Too Late photo
May 31, 2019 | Fiction

Too Long, Too Late

Justin Mundhenk

When I wasn’t on the road, I ate lunch at the diner just to watch Cathy polish the cutlery. 

In Preparation photo
May 30, 2019 | Fiction

In Preparation

Jake Shore

Well, at least we aren't just dead, she said.  

What?

At least we aren't dead, right?

Yeah. 

Cut the Cord! photo
May 29, 2019 | Fiction

Cut the Cord!

Lindsey Godfrey Eccles

When our baby arrives I am feeling a funny mix of elation and terror – what have we done?

If You Look Long Enough You’ll See It All photo
May 27, 2019 | Fiction

If You Look Long Enough You’ll See It All

Kathryn McMahon

A woman at our airport gate is eating a box of powdered donut holes and not licking her lips. She is capable... more

It Rained Laughter photo
May 27, 2019 | Fiction

It Rained Laughter

Andrew Bertaina

Sometimes we’d see a slip of moon hung in velvety sky, and we’d find ourselves crying for no good reason, or maybe every reason that we could think of. 

Welfare, an excerpt  photo
May 23, 2019 | Fiction

Welfare, an excerpt 

Steve Anwyll

I only get twenty bucks that day. Trevor tells me to call him next week. He'll have some more work for me. But I never see him again. Or even hear his voice. I lose him number. Greaseback is never around. And then the phone gets cut off. I'm back to where I started.

The Things She Did photo
May 23, 2019 | Fiction

The Things She Did

Lauren Davis

Smart girls don’t tempt the devil. I was a bullseye, a bloody Rorschach blot, walking into the prison flaunting my muleta.

A Five Pound Duck photo
May 17, 2019 | Fiction

A Five Pound Duck

P.J. McCain

About earlier, he had started to say —

— is that all you can think about, your duck?

The Triple Crown photo
May 15, 2019 | Fiction

The Triple Crown

Luis Neer

The Triple Crown is alcohol, weed, and Adderall. Hank did the Triple Crown on prom night at Emma’s parents’ house.

Double Zero photo
May 9, 2019 | Fiction

Double Zero

Jenny Hayes

Our first stop was Red Rock Canyon, down at the bottom end of the Sierras. The rocks, as promised, were red. It was pretty. We ate our... more

Two People photo
May 7, 2019 | Fiction

Two People

Matthew Garner

When I was a freshman in college (many years ago, before the marriage and the children and the divorce and the loss of faith in God), I saw a man order eight McDoubles at a McDonald’s on campus and then proceed to eat them all.

Pathetic Fallacy photo
May 3, 2019 | Fiction

Pathetic Fallacy

John Elizabeth Stintzi

While they wrote about the never-ending snowstorm in the first pages of their novel: outside of their apartment, snow began to... more

Save photo
April 30, 2019 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Save

David E. Yee

I watched Jim Johnson try to close out the 9thin front of a half-capacity Camden Yards. My father was supposed to come, but he was six blocks up... more

At Old Seals Stadium photo
April 26, 2019 | BASEBALL, Fiction

At Old Seals Stadium

Steven Kennedy

Old Seals Stadium is a shopping center now. It is a parking lot, a grocery store, a 24 Hour Fitness, a Ross Dress for Less, a... more

Waiting For the Break photo
April 25, 2019 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Waiting For the Break

Caleb Michael Sarvis

I’m sitting on our carpet, legs crossed, beer in my crotch. 

Role Model photo
April 23, 2019 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Role Model

Greg Oldfield

He said that Thompson could be the fastest to hit five hundred, a first ballot Hall of Famer, but I just nodded and sipped my coffee.

Recent Books

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Elizabeth Ellen

Elizabeth Ellen

A 400-page collection of poems in fours sections: Nicki Minaj Songs, Bob Dylan Songs, Elliott Smith Songs, and 90s Riot Grrrls Songs.

ON SALE for only $5 through June 15!!

 

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Legs Get Led Astray

Chloe Caldwell

FOUR NEW ESSAYS BY CHLOE CALDWELL! Plus the original essays that made you fall in love with Chloe!


ON SALE for only $5 through June 15!!

 

 

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Saul Stories

Elizabeth Ellen

Saul Stories is a linked collection that explores the relationships between a forty-year-old female artist, her teenaged daughter, and her daughter's friends. With ferocious realism, the book interrogates how children of differing classes and races are treated in the U.S., and the salacious and skeptical ways the current culture views cross-generational friendships. But most potently—in narratives taking place in Denny's and movie theatres and living rooms and cars—Saul Stories wonders what it means to be a woman and an artist and a mother, all at once.