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5 Short Essays  photo
May 13, 2014 | Nonfiction

5 Short Essays 

Thomas Cook

Imagine if you can, "a dirty house in a gutted world," the poet said, which what the poet said is precisely what I saw when I stopped to look around while listening to reports from the BBC and ironing my favorite lavender blouse. 

Real Skater Music photo
May 12, 2014 | Fiction

Real Skater Music

Chris L. Terry

Ask for a skateboard for Christmas. Pick it part-by-part from the skateshop near Needle Park.

After, go to the Combat Zone to buy hip-hop clothes. Walk close to Dad. Call him “Dad” real loud so

2 Poems photo
May 12, 2014 | Poetry

2 Poems

Talin Tahajian

There were too many lizards

3 Poems photo
May 9, 2014 | Poetry

3 Poems

Jamison Crabtree


An absence surrounds the cabin; an absence haunts it.

My father sits inside, playing sad songs to the evening on his own

May 9, 2014 | Fiction


Simon Jacobs

Architecturally, it is almost an exact replica of the Indonesian-style villa he had constructed on the Caribbean island of Mustique in the late 80s; the original, with its layered streams and koi

Under the Skin photo
May 8, 2014 | movie reviews

Under the Skin

Sean Kilpatrick

I enjoy when a formal beauty proves they have art. Gosling did. Even Shia. Franco tries. We all mean well. There’s lots of ways to feel pain besides being ugly

SKY RAT Q&A photo
May 8, 2014 | Interview


Gary J Shipley

Rauan has died before now. This revelation was not something divulged one evening when the blood had cooled and certain admissions are made all by themselves. No. He’s never said so, this

Feeling Good Is Believing Badly photo
May 7, 2014 | Fiction

Feeling Good Is Believing Badly

Sam Nam

The posse gutted your daddy’s cattle and made your little sister gasp until she made no sounds at all.  They lit cigars off the flames of your mother’s head and tied your daddy’s neck to a horse. 

2 Poems photo
May 7, 2014 | Poetry

2 Poems

JoAnna Novak


Together, we separate. We stare at mud or Easter’s grey river, disciplined, young,
mouthy mutts, steadfast as oranges, stable, on pursuit or in

How I Turned Skyrim into a Middle-Class Life Simulator. photo
May 6, 2014 | Nonfiction

How I Turned Skyrim into a Middle-Class Life Simulator.

Darren Davis

In November 2011, Bethesda Game Studios released Skyrim, a gigantic, multi-console fantasy role playing game set in Bethesda's larger Elder Scrolls universe. Also in November 2011, I was just starting my graduate program at the University of Washington. I watched the footage on YouTube and told myself that after grad school, after I was done studying literary nonfiction and contextualizing and living an examined life, I would play the hell out of this game.

3 Poems photo
May 5, 2014 | Poetry

3 Poems

Joshua Willey

Last Night at the Electroclash

Some one said tech kids are really just
Bros who couldn’t play football. My wingman
Took so much shit in Fallujah he doesn’t even have
Facebook. Hipsters at

3 Comics photo
May 5, 2014 | Comics

3 Comics

Paul Handley

4 Poems photo
May 2, 2014 | Poetry

4 Poems

Ras Dia

(jesus) [said]

i. a penis is not a victory dance.

x. friday is for wine, camels, and cummings.

ix. delilah penetrated samson first.

vii. paris is burning, fabulous.

iii. flesh

What We Take With Us: an Interview with Amy Kurzweil photo
May 2, 2014 | Hobart 15

What We Take With Us: an Interview with Amy Kurzweil

Katie Peyton

Amy Kurzweil likes to kick rocks and pull down curtains.  Metaphorically, of course – she’s a writer. 

Through her precocious and delightfully distrustful narrators, she examines the constructs

5 Poems photo
May 1, 2014 | Poetry

5 Poems

Gregory Zorko


We are listening to New Order with the blanket over our heads. Your PC under the blanket is our companion. You touch me again and again. It is very early.

Did I tell you about that

3 Comics photo
May 1, 2014 | Comics

3 Comics

Cameron Pierce and Jim Agpalza


As Randy Johnson awoke one morning from uneasy dreams, he found himself transformed in his bed into a mutant killing machine.



Ellis was truly surprised by

Ode to Joy photo
April 30, 2014 | BASEBALL

Ode to Joy

Jim Ruland


People spend their whole lives struggling to get what they think they want, and even if they get it, they find that it’s either not what they wanted, or it comes with so many unwanted

Enemy photo
April 30, 2014 | movie reviews


Sean Kilpatrick

Enemy is the only title a film about relationships should have.

You Think You Can Stop Me photo
April 30, 2014 | BASEBALL, Fiction

You Think You Can Stop Me

Dennis Scott Herbert

You Think You Can Stop Me??

You can’t stop me. 

So they don’t let me bring my cooler no more, big deal.  I’ll go to my truck.  Cold beers in my truck, my personal space.  Right there in the

hi my name is, huh? my name is, what? photo
April 29, 2014 | Nonfiction

hi my name is, huh? my name is, what?

Richard Wehrenberg, Jr.


in maybe middle school i started telling my teachers, on the first day of class, that i’d prefer to be called rich. my friends started calling me rich too, because i told them to. i think

The Catcher’s Shadow photo
April 29, 2014 | BASEBALL

The Catcher’s Shadow

Joe Aguilar

Any hitter can read any catcher’s shadow. Adjust for time of day and source of light, adjust for pitcher arm slot, specialty, handedness. Adjust for sea level, wind, weight of air, smog or lack of

Baseball Fan photo
April 28, 2014 | BASEBALL

Baseball Fan

Shane Kowalski

In the bedroom, my girlfriend, every time she climaxes, shouts out: Bob Feller!

She is a big baseball fan.

Does it bother me that my girlfriend shouts out the name of Bob Feller in pleasure

The Most Mets Thing That Ever Happened (That Day). photo
April 28, 2014 | BASEBALL

The Most Mets Thing That Ever Happened (That Day).

Amy Rossi

Are you fucking kidding?

It came down the last game of the season, which is what it is supposed to happen. The Brewers had to win and the Mets had to lose, and Milwaukee would clinch the wild

No Kin in Flowers photo
April 25, 2014 | Poetry

No Kin in Flowers

Carabella Sands

You drink all the beers I bought
And push towards me an arm full of bottles
You say, “I want to be alone
With my dreams forever.”

I leave you to be with my dreams
They are all of you

An Excerpt from Unchecked Privileges, or I've Got To Sing a Torch Song  photo
April 25, 2014 | Fiction

An Excerpt from Unchecked Privileges, or I've Got To Sing a Torch Song 

Michael Sajdak & Gucci Lean

I'm giving up cold turkey for lent.


* * *


The shuffling of their feet wakes you ask they sneak into your stable at night. These are the biker boys, the popular boys in

Veteran Broadcaster Art Luce Signs Off photo
April 24, 2014 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Veteran Broadcaster Art Luce Signs Off

Matt Izzi

Two outs to go in the season, eight-nothing Huskies, it’s been a swinging party and nobody invited the Mats. Now Mould’s on the mound to close it out, he’s just been unhittable all year. A lot of

the gospel of tender rage: Elizabeth Ellen interviews Juliet Escoria photo
April 23, 2014 | Interview

the gospel of tender rage: Elizabeth Ellen interviews Juliet Escoria

We need to leave room for bad days. But we also need to be brave enough to call people out. More understanding. Less fear. If I had a gospel, this is what I would preach—the gospel of tender rage. It’s not the same as punk rock, but it’s close.

Depth of Field photo
April 23, 2014 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Depth of Field

Sarah Malone

François was working on a baseball campaign, the design and effects for it, two thirty second spots and a sixty, and fifteens cut down from the thirties. The director and his producer, on the couch

Until the Light is Off photo
April 22, 2014 | BASEBALL

Until the Light is Off

James Yates

Visiting hours ran until eight o’clock that night. Matt sat by his father’s bed and thumbed through some text messages. If a nurse or attendant came in, he quickly slipped the phone into his

SF/LD Announcement photo
April 21, 2014 |

SF/LD Announcement


We're super excited to announce our next three Short Flight / Long Drive Books titles!!!


October 2014
Chloe Caldwell

Women is a semi-autobiographical novella focusing