Stories, novels, fables first published here!
By: Charles Baxter
“This meteorite is priceless.”
By: Joe Wenderoth
Those in disagreement must find someone to stand Birdman for them.
By: Margot Livesey
“I want to count your fillings and lick your vvertebrae.”
By: Stacey Levine
I had a great pain to mitigate.
By: Toni Schlesinger
“You know, the candy heart that reads 4 U but without the U. What is it?”
By: Todd Pruzan
The senator screams at an octave nobody realized he could reach.
By: Miranda Mellis
Why the plastic sandwich, the rubber carrot and the brass apple?
By: Kevin Brockmeier
“Nothing about you is ordinary. Not to me.”
By: Jenny Hayes
The big one could jump higher, but the small one was the prettiest.
By: Dan Chaon
A prodding of synapse that hasn’t been awake for years.
By: Myla Goldberg
Say what you long to say.
By: Adam Davies
Some slight damage, consistent with the violence of the wreckage.
By: Joshua Glenn
Validation Session: Meet the Abduction Squad
By: Joe Lyons
“What happened to my best hammer last spring?”
By: Jeff Turrentine
My dad wasn’t a bastard at all.