Fiction
The Sun, the Moon, and Charlie Leigh

The Sun, the Moon, and Charlie Leigh

by Manne Green
 
Jackie had gotten it into his head that his new neighbor might have kids the same age as him that he could become best friends with.
And When You Found Him, What Did He Say?

And When You Found Him, What Did He Say?

by James Hartman
 
The park is close to the chaos of Michigan’s largest shopping outlets, and I guess I chose this park for its proximity to this chaos.
The Great Apocalypse Hoax

The Great Apocalypse Hoax

by Tommy Dean
 
Even CNN was reporting the end of the world. There were rules, and we were about to break them.
Designated Hitter

Designated Hitter

by Matt Forsythe
 
“Look at the bright side,” my sister told me. “You’ll always be famous.”
A Midwestern Gothic

A Midwestern Gothic

by Alec Osthoff
 
You call the drink a Tom Collins. It makes you more alert to the thin black arm hairs of the man you’re talking to. He’s a spoken word poet—Shelly introduced you, and you haven’t had sex since last spring semester.
Runaway Truck Ramp

Runaway Truck Ramp

by Michael Wade
 
His cramped right foot hurts. From holding the pedal way down where it’s never been before. He can’t let it up. He can’t let it up because if he does it means he believes this has happened.
For Goodwill

For Goodwill

by Mary K. Hawley
 
For more than twenty years the Langs and the Turners lived side by side in wood-frame Victorians separated by the Turners’ narrow driveway, each house a mirrored replica of the other with a wide front porch and bay windows.
Learning Games

Learning Games

by Danielle Holmes
 
The library’s Saturday morning storytime was cancelled due to poor attendance. The staff had tried everything to keep it afloat.
Wrestling News, July 2004, #41

Wrestling News, July 2004, #41

by Andrew Hogan
 
World Federation for Wrestling Slapdown Host Don Deleterious’s June 3, 2004 On-Air Interview with Francisco Grajilla, Professional Wrestling’s Hottest New Superstar.
Un Gran Amor: A Feminist Love Story

Un Gran Amor: A Feminist Love Story

by Meg Rivera
 
He opened the door at her first quiet knock. A smile split his face. He pulled her into his embrace, shutting the door with the toe of his boot.
A Place You Can See the Stars

A Place You Can See the Stars

by Cathy Ulrich
 
Her baby will be born fire; her baby will burn. She feels it, feverish during the pregnancy, exhaling smoke from her mouth.
Hotel

Hotel

by Gustavo Bossert
 
When a row of trees started to swish against the car, and denser foliage knocked against the bumper and number plate, she sensed that she had lost her way.
Two Arms and a Leg

Two Arms and a Leg

by Jeff Bakkensen
 
We split her up by dropping names into a hat. I got both arms, Paul a leg, Ryan the head, Matt the other leg, and Drew the coveted torso.
The Book of Kirby

The Book of Kirby

by Don Foster
 
With little time before his kids start fisticuffing one another, before his wife dumps the weekend itinerary on him, Kirby rolls himself out of bed this Saturday to work on his spiritual overhaul.
A Hollywood Education

A Hollywood Education

by Alan Swyer
 
When he first came to LA and had not yet established much of a social life, Shulman’s evenings, more often than not, were spent in pursuit of old movies.

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