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July 1, 2011 | Fiction

We Have to Go Back


I miss Lost. I want to go on Lost with you. Let’s be on Lost together. Let’s get on a plane that says: DESTINATION - CRASH. Let’s be a part of the brand new cast. I want to be a main character

July 1, 2011 | Fiction


Glen Pourciau

How do you see yourself? the questioner at the other end of the table asks. Stumped, earlier questions more specific, handle on the context, now an expanse stretches out inside me, glance at the

July 1, 2011 | Fiction


JA Tyler

It is raining and Jacob is a boy.

Jacob is a boy and once climbed a tree and once fell from a tree and once, when he was up in a tree and not falling from a tree, he pretended to have a gun in

June 6, 2011 | Interview

I'm an Asshole and My Life is Retarded: an interview with Julia Wertz by Elizabeth Ellen and her daughter, Andie V.

Elizabeth Ellen and Andie V.


Julia Wertz's first two books are called Fart Party, a great, attention-grabbing title. I remember grabbing the book off the shelf at the comic bookstore, poking my boyfriend and laughing

June 6, 2011 | Fiction

Anne Murphy Garrity

Anne Murphy Garrity



June 6, 2011 | Fiction

Fermin Gave Me Food

C.A. Harrison


He was putting potatoes into my hands.

“What else you need. Salt?”

He stepped over a stack of plates. I moved around them.

“Here. This is good. You cook with this. No?”


June 6, 2011 | Fiction


Lizzy Acker

Courtney Love’s mom lived in house three blocks away from mine when I was growing up. She was a therapist for married people and children of divorce, things like that.  Her husband (not Courtney

June 5, 2011 | Fiction


Chris Narozny


A minimally invasive vaporization of the prostate, she says. Performed with high-energy light beams. Precise, she says. We're talking about the difference between a baseball and a

June 5, 2011 | Fiction

Two Stories

Jason Joyce

Flight Patterns

The night the ghosts got in we went out the third floor window.
I heard boot steps on the stairs and 
we were gone.
Out past paint flecked white wicker into the forest, 

May 1, 2011 | Interview

An Interview with Brock Clarke

Micah Riecker

Exley, Brock Clarke’s third novel, is the story of Miller le Ray, a boy whose father may or may not have left Miller and his mother to go and serve in Iraq.  Told from Miller’s point of view — and

May 1, 2011 | Fiction

Poetry and Songs for My Voice Cartographer

Ledia Xhoga

The men I meet always want someone I’m not. Naturally, I think the one I’m meeting tonight will be different. I’ve never seen him before; we’ve only talked over the phone. He runs a voice mapping

May 1, 2011 | Fiction


Mesha Maren

with-draw \with-‘dro\ vb- withdrew; withdrawn; withdrawing-  a: to remove from a place of deposit < I check the pockets of my husband’s blue jeans before placing them in the washer andwithdraw a

May 1, 2011 | Fiction

Free Advice

Matt Leibel

Do not open your story by talking about the weather. Do not exceed the posted speed limits. Do not accept packages from strangers. Do not make any sudden movements. Do not interfere in an ongoing

May 1, 2011 | Fiction

Two Stories

David Joseph


Little Thomas and I are out in the yard, ripping up dead saplings by the roots so the wind won’t. Last week a gust sent a dry limb through the kitchen window. It took thirty minutes to

May 1, 2011 | Fiction

Manhunt, or Open Relationships Aren't Some Kind of Cakewalk, If That's What You're Thinking, I Mean, Seriously

Tim Jones-Yelvington


Profile: Sometimes people invite me to watch a movie when what they really want is sex. This bothers me when the movie is one I actually want to

April 1, 2011 | Nonfiction

HOBART Picks the 2011 Season


Stewart O'Nan,
Author of Emily, Alone, Last Night at the Lobster, and Faithful: Two Diehard Boston Red Sox Fans Chronicle the Historic 2004 Season (with Stephen

April 1, 2011 | Nonfiction

Seventh Inning Stretch

Alice Lowe


America’s Game: It is the place where memory gathers.
 – Walt Whitman

My mother, Brooklyn-born and raised, used to tell me that if the Dodgers had been in the World Series in 1943,

April 1, 2011 | Fiction

Jesus Can't Hit A Curveball

Patrick Walczy

He doesn’t float to the plate, just walks. A smattering of applause, what you’d expect on a Wednesday afternoon. “Now pinch hitting,” the announcer calls.

We look to the scoreboard, see what

April 1, 2011 | Fiction

The Mistakes of Summer

Wendy Oleson


Expecting Dodger Stadium to be half as awesome as Camelback Ranch

Asking husband why he can't lay down a bunt like he used to

Purchasing Swarovski crystal accented team logo tee

April 1, 2011 | Fiction

Two Baseball Atrocities

John Dermot Woods


In Remington, concerned neighbors who had not seen Mrs. Gross, an elderly woman who lived alone in a corner house, in almost a week, called the police to report their fears about

February 1, 2011 | Interview

An Interview With Bradford Morrow

Andrew Ervin


Memory is its Medium: 
A Conversation with Bradford Morrow

Bradford Morrow's latest novel, The Diviner's Tale, uses some tropes of the traditional murder mystery and elements of the

February 1, 2011 | Fiction


Spencer Wise


Before I left for the army, there were five of us camping in my father’s one-room cabin in Vermont. I watched a blond girl named Ingrid vomit spaghetti for a half hour, heaped over the sap

February 1, 2011 | Fiction

To Be or Not to Be Isn't Really a Question & The Green is Wrong

John Tway Zackel


Michiko takes a class to learn the guitar. The class is taught by a moustache and a pair of boots. Michiko's ex-boyfriend moves to Kyoto, which is not Osaka. Michiko's musical ability is

February 1, 2011 | Fiction

The Cuckoo Clock

Jody Brooks


My aunt willed me a cuckoo clock. It’s the clock I ran to watch every hour after school, waiting for the bird to pop out, the cuu and then the coo while she taught singing lessons in the

February 1, 2011 | Fiction

Monster, Days Like These, and Kept Curiosities 

Katie Jean Shinkle



The Loch Ness Monster Had A Baby! the front cover of the supermarket rag says and we scream and scream and scream THE LOCHNESS MONSTER HAD A BABY and we are so happy and we say WE

January 1, 2011 | Interview

Interview With: The NewVillager

The Young Ocean



Editor’s Note:

The following interview was sent to Hobart unsolicited and un-pitched. It was also un-emailed. I was sent it through the mail, and it was the only file on a 3 ½”

January 1, 2011 | Fiction

A Model Life

Andrew Scott


The Elders rented a two-bedroom unit in Building 16. The office staff knew Harv and Jean from their numerous complaints. Marvin Gardens, located just five minutes from the university, sold

January 1, 2011 | Fiction

Patterson Thorndike is Dead

Harmony Neal


Patterson Thorndike is Dead

Patterson Thorndike was dead.  What was Dresden supposed to do with that information?  He felt a flush of shame, twice.  First for remembering every time he’d

January 1, 2011 | Fiction

Fitzhugh Falls 

Todd Cantrell


Fitzhugh was there for the convention. Marcy held out a brochure which he took, then on his third lap around the hall, he asked her to dinner.  Over better-than-average calimari, he told

January 1, 2011 | Fiction

Interoffice Romance

Dan Pinkerton


In the weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day, Stacy conveyed a secret to Maureen as the two dined together in the food court at the downtown mall.  They sat overlooking a rather obtrusive