The Fiction Issue 2013

  • Bitches Be Writing: A History

    Here's a look at some famous writers who just happened to have tits.

  • Out of the Pens of Babes

    Unedited writing from up-and-coming young authors – from when they were much younger.

  • Malibu

    We sat in the recliners. I drank coffee. Sometimes I stuck my finger down my throat.

  • White Trash

    I didn’t mean to make a baby with Scott in the closet, on ecstasy.

  • Werewolf

    As a child, Claire was a liar.

  • The Collectors

    Take it from me, watch out for the dental schools.

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  • Candy with Knives

    Candice took a lot of drugs, but most of them came with the approval of the DEA.

  • Happiness

    I suppose it was in Korea where I learned to be alone.

  • A Teacher and Her Student

    Marilynne Robinson was my fourth and final workshop instructor at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

  • The Mare

    The third time we had sex, Paul said, “I want to make you pregnant.”