“A Two-Headed Boy” by Aaron Wolfe

“Two-Headed Boy” by Neutral Milk Hotel, performed by Aaron Wolfe * I was lucky to know both my grandfathers. BERNIE: a tall man with very little hair, no education, thick hands, and a round belly. A worker in every sense of the word. A New York Jew in every sense of the word. He grew up in […]

Talking with Furniture: Rick Moody

Rick Moody is the author of four novels: Garden State, The Ice Storm, Purple America, and The Diviners, as well as three collections of short fiction, The Ring of Brightest Angels Around Heaven, Demonology, and Right Livelihoods. His first novel, Garden State, won the Pushcart Editor’s Choice award, and his memoir, The Black Veil, won the […]

Two Stories by Kim Chinquee

I Wanted to Believe This Was My Life My ear buds played an instrumental. A piece I loved that was bland and uneven. I did one lap, finding my car as a landmark. I’d parked in the usual place, where balls bounced and people hit them. I felt on the verge of things. My payments, […]

“The Incident Involving Javier’s Grandmother” by Chris Tarry

I’m the guy that runs the mail room. Everything that comes into this building gets seen by me first. There are packages of all kinds. Just this morning I sorted over three hundred different types of mail. FedEx, UPS, you name it, we see it. I know envelopes like I know the back of my […]

Three Poems by Bill Yarrow

Semi Tiresias I knew my mother would be dead soon when she refused to answer any questions about her parents or her youth I knew my uncle would die a pauper when he grew progressively obsessed with drafting a plausible will I knew my grandmother was becoming senile when she lost her appetite for playing […]

Talking with Furniture: Emily St. John Mandel

Emily St. John Mandel was born on the west coast of British Columbia, Canada. She studied dance at The School of Toronto Dance Theatre and lived briefly in Montreal before relocating to New York. Her first novel, Last Night in Montreal (Unbridled Books, 2009) was an Indie Next pick and a finalist for ForeWord Magazine‘s […]

Three Poems by Howie Good

The Golden Age A Russian émigré with access to the unconscious loaded a brush with black pigment. It was not like today. There were flowers you could eat. *** Annunciation 1 A black half-moon, red circles below it like breasts. The sounds in the grass disturb the neighborhood’s grief. 2 A dagger-tongued horse peeks in. […]

Two Stories by Brian Mihok

The Stamp Collector Tamara began collecting stamps because her grandfather collected stamps. He showed her his stamp collection at Thanksgiving because he realized that she was old enough to like cars and traveling and stamps. She ogled the stamps from Portugal, Russia, Sweden, Mexico. He had stamps that were printed during all the wars. Tamara’s […]

Talking with Furniture: xTx

xTx has been published online in places such as PANK, Monkeybicycle, Smokelong Quarterly, elimae and Wigleaf. She says nothing at http://www.notimetosayit.com. *** UF Review: This might be cutting a little close to the bone. But why do you choose to write under a pseudonym? Is it liberating? Is it easier than allowing full exposure of […]

“OnStar, What Is Your Emergency?” by xtx

The OnStar commercial plays on my laptop speakers and the lady sounds like she’s being fucked; I stop typing. There are hollowed female moans and for a moment I’m with her; the room is dark and humid, heavy with the heat that frenzied sex brings. Her hands are above her head bracing herself against the […]