“Sennenhund” by Myfanwy Collins

I made the mistake of asking if his dog was a mutt, but he informed me that no, his dog was not a mutt. His dog was an Entlebucher Mountain Dog. Do you know the Bernease Mountain Dogs? he asked. Yes. He sort of looks like one. I bent and tried to pet the dog, […]

Talking with Furniture: Leah Hager Cohen

Leah Hager Cohen is the author of four non-fiction books, including Train Go Sorry and Glass, Paper, Beans, and three novels, most recently House Lights. Among the honors her books have received are New York Times Notable Book (four times); American Library Association Ten Best Books of the Year; Toronto Globe and Mail Ten Best Books of the […]

“Support” by Faith Gardner

At six o’clock, a dozen women sit in a circle of chairs. Their purses, backpacks and briefcases are on the floor near high heels, hiking boots, sneakers. This is how the women are different. This is how the women are the same. They have bony wrists, sharp shoulders, screaming collarbones. Their clothes are too loose, […]

Two Poems by JP Reese

Luminaria Night’s body submits to daybreak’s caress. The sun slides over the shoulders of the hills. Light enters the valley and travels in waves, warming the skin of the river. Surrender to the senses, savor the taste, the touch. I am the valley, the hills, the night. You are the heat, the light of a […]

“The Last Stop” by Katie McDonough

This is the last stop on this road trip of ours, our first road trip together. You and I have driven out here from New York City so you can reunite with some family and childhood friends whom you haven’t seen in years. So far we’ve visited your hometown in western New York, stopped for […]

“We Will Celebrate Our Failures” by J. Bradley

  You look at the Blackberry Samantha threw into your hands after explaining the rules. “If you forget what you can and can’t do, the rules are in the phone,” you remember Samantha saying as she left your apartment. Samantha didn’t tell you much about the how, just what she needed to break up your […]

Talking with Furniture: Amelia Gray

Amelia Gray is the author of AM/PM(Featherproof Books) and Museum of the Weird (FC2). Her first novel, THREATS, is due Winter 2012 from Farrar, Straus and Giroux. More at http://ameliagray.com/. *** UF Review: Your most recent release, Museum of the Weird, is getting stellar reviews. How would you describe your book? What do you like about short stories?   […]

“Clean” by Tawnysha Greene

On Sundays, after we go to church, Daddy lets me help him wash the van in the driveway, soap sponges in buckets, slather them on the hood, the doors, the windows. He cleans the roof, the areas I can’t reach, and shows me how to press my thumb against the water stream on the hose, […]

“Posse” by Meg Tuite’s Exquisite Quartet

This is the latest in Meg Tuite’s Exquisite Quartet. To go to the column page, please click here. Gregory found Match.com, then Cheryl. He got drunk one night on a sweaty, old bottle of Galliano his mother used to drink mixed with Sprite. His yellow, sticky fingers coated the computer keys as he filled in […]

“I Used to Be On the Scene” by Aaron Wolfe

This is the latest in Aaron Wolfe’s Lines & Notes. To go to the column page, please click here. “Money City Maniacs” by Sloan, performed by Aaron Wolfe * I used to be on the scene. Not the capital “s” but the little one where the beer tasted good and people still gathered in the […]