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City

City

“You an artist?” he asked me. ..

FictionPosted on December 27, 2013
Yesterday

Yesterday

“You’re Lennon,” Alice said. “I’m Alice.” ..

FictionPosted on November 25, 2013
The Drowning of Huckleberry Finn

The Drowning of Huckleberry Finn

“Unless you were ever, even for a moment, outside time, you can’t know what it means to be thrust into it.” ..

FictionPosted on October 18, 2013
Depenetrate

Depenetrate

"When the lantern fluid runs out...they will switch to batteries, and when the batteries run out they will switch to darkness." ..

FictionPosted on September 20, 2013
Biting Baby Jesus

Biting Baby Jesus

New Fiction: "The family promises they’ll be careful not to choke on the baby Jesus." ..

FictionPosted on August 16, 2013
The Parish: Chapter One by Joel Smith and Ryan Winet

The Parish: Chapter One by Joel Smith and Ryan Winet

New Fiction: "Life in AmeriCorps is full of little rebellions."

FictionPosted on July 19, 2013
Portrait of a Seated Man

Portrait of a Seated Man

New fiction: “Museum staff had given him a nickname, they called him ‘The Toad,’ and they whispered it to one another whenever he..

FictionPosted on June 17, 2013
Everyone Has Your Best Interests at Heart

Everyone Has Your Best Interests at Heart

New Fiction: “Fake rifles pick off fake deer.” ..

FictionPosted on May 17, 2013
Float

Float

New fiction: “Diana was happy for Ari and Rachael, the same way she was happy for a lost dog who found his way home after having been..

FictionPosted on April 9, 2013
Five Tourist Photographs Inadvertently Capturing Images of Aubriana Franco

Five Tourist Photographs Inadvertently Capturing Images of Aubriana Franco

New fiction: “The rooftops are melting. Across the city, patio furniture and pigeon coops are being swallowed up by sticky..

FictionPosted on February 22, 2013
Grandma Crude

Grandma Crude

New fiction from the author: “After the third bucket, Burt Hammer finally explained he was trying to harvest methane from the cow patties..

FictionPosted on January 18, 2013
Market Center

Market Center

“The next day Nixon steered Soviet Premier Khrushchev over to the Pepsi kiosk.”

FictionPosted on November 23, 2012
The Inland Sea

The Inland Sea

“The ship came as though out of a dream—not mine: the water’s and the night’s.”

FictionPosted on November 6, 2012
The Magic Hour

The Magic Hour

“As I lay there bleeding, she methodically checked each and every frame of film for scratches.”

FictionPosted on October 5, 2012
Wild Grass

Wild Grass

“I was concerned about her love, because Lydia smelled so strongly of blood and cervelat.”

FictionPosted on July 2, 2012
Animal

Animal

“Husband! she yells, I want to have sex! and gets out of the shower.”

FictionPosted on June 19, 2012
Traders

Traders

“It is the first time my cell has ever dialed 911. By the time the ambulance comes a crowd has gathered.”

FictionPosted on June 1, 2012
Elephant

Elephant

“That night he sleeps well, figuring if the police aren’t there by 12 a.m. they’re not coming at all.”

FictionPosted on May 15, 2012
Elevator

Elevator

“‘I’m in the elevator with one other person,’ she said. One other person! As if Jonathan Franzen were just one other person!” ..

FictionPosted on May 1, 2012
Alyosha the Jug

Alyosha the Jug

“Alyoshka was small, gaunt, and lop-eared (they stuck out like wings), with a big nose. The kids teased: ‘Alyoshka’s got a nose like..

FictionPosted on April 16, 2012
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