“Hello, My Name Is Lacey and I’m a Book Addict” by Lacey N. Dunham

This is the latest in Lacey N. Dunham’s Bookseller I’d Like to F***. To go to the column page, please click here. The worst problem about working in a bookstore—the problem that ranks far and above the low pay, standing on one’s feet all day, and dealing with the general public—are the books. Being a […]

“Wild Words” by Gabriel Thibodeau

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“To a Flame” by Aaron Wolfe

This is the latest in Aaron Wolfe’s Lines & Notes. To go to the column page, please click here. “It’s All In My Mind” by Teenage Fanclub, performed by Aaron Wolfe * I told a story at the Moth the other day. I do that now and again. Sometimes it feels like the greatest feeling […]

“Spell” by Nicole Monaghan

She spells it: anesthesiologist. A n e s t h e s i o l o g i s t. She doesn’t need the definition but she think of it. Makes one numb. A muffle of something rises and falls in the audience. It might be simultaneous coughs, it might be “wows.” It might be her […]

“Percy’s Pursuits” 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. Taylor muzzled her laugh for later when she could truly enjoy it, watched Percy edging his stalk-this-swine-of-a-town Saab up next to her El Camino. What an ass! He was the only guy she knew who actually circled […]

UFR Presents: Stranger Will Book Tour: “The Magic of Book Clubs 2.0 is Author Involvement” by Caleb Ross

This is a guest post by Caleb J Ross as part of his Stranger Will Tour for Strange blog tour. He will be guest-posting beginning with the release of his novel Stranger Will in March 2011 to the release of his second novel, I Didn’t Mean to Be Kevin, in November 2011. If you have […]

“Beach-ball, Kentucky” by Heather Fowler

This is a true story. A guy, Frederick P. Danes, ages gently in his home in Erlanger, Kentucky with his beloved wife  Carla. He seeks to cherish her, aging war vet that he is, and if there is one trouble, it is that he uses a walker and she’s getting older now, too, so from […]

Review: Hot Teen Slut

The Reviewed: Hot Teen Slut by Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz The Reviewer: Chris Vola *** Originally published in 2001, and recently re-released by Write Bloody Publishing, Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz’s second collection of poems, Hot Teen Slut, offers an honest and prescient glimpse of a side of the adult industry rarely seen or considered, the desk jobs […]

“Anatomy of a Prayer” by Omar Holmon

1 I can count the number of times I’ve prayed on one hand 2 My best friend asks me “Why is it every girl you date wants to find God after they have sex with you?” I reply, “I don’t know Ian why is it you tell time by saying ‘It’s a quarter to whiskey […]

“Late Arrival: Coney Island, 2008″ by Chelsea Biondolillo

Some people collect beginnings: they applaud as the rope is cut or the bread is broken. They cheerfully pluck the first dollar from their wallets, and watch as it is tacked over the register. I am not one of those people: I catch endings. “You should’ve seen this place when it opened.” Or, “man, ten […]

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