Fiction: A Cheaper Cut

By Malgorzata Nowaczyk WELCOME TO THE CENTRALIZED HOSPITAL DICTATION SYSTEM BEEP ENTER YOUR AUTHOR ID NUMBER 7-8-9-2-3 BEEP YOU MAY BEGIN YOUR DICTATION AT THE PROMPT BEEP “Good morning this is Dr. Catherine Bocian dictating a consultation letter on Ms. Audrey Wilbur to Dr. Arthur Marshfield at Marshfield Neurology Associates St. Paul Minnesota copy to […]

Fiction: Blast-Off

By Don McLellan WHEN asked, Gord would say he was from Haywood, on the upper plains, north of where the river forks. Truth was, he collected his mail in Haywood. It’s where he got hammered most weekends. But he’d always resided outside the town limits. On orphaned parcels of land that, like Gord Bukowsky, didn’t fit […]

Fiction: Coyote in Love

By Phoebe Tsang Juanita, I miss you. Do you remember the time I phoned and asked you to take me back after we hadn’t spoken for six months? This was part-way through my trans-Canada tour with the Seamus Hazelmere Quartet. I’d been hired as rhythm guitar even though I’ve got ten years performing experience on Seamus, […]

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Flesh and Roaches

I’m Not Scared of You or Anything

No Kind of Man

Deathmatch Winner 2010: Gotta Be Another Way


Kanned Food Comics


Some Dead Guys

Cat’s Club

One on One

We’re Young. We Can Spell.

She Closed her Eyes

Sam Difalco

No…Thank You

The Holes in My Socks


Another Young Lust Story


Forms of Therapy



Rabbit in the Trap

The Jesus

Cory’s Canteen

The Urban Beautification Committee

Other Side of the Hyphen

An {E}xperience


T.V’s Not Evil. I Am.

The Cheerleader

In A Right and Proper Place

Lulu’s Luck

Lo and I Are Laughing

The Day He Left

Alice, Darling

Stinkyhead and the Dean

One Kiss on the Mouth in Mombasa

The Southwest Rapist

How to train a shoe


All Tarted Up

Hold Your Hand

Isn’t He Fantastic

There are Two i’s in Wii

Deathmatch Prize Update!


Jody Gets It



Fake Leather Boots, By Sam Stilson

Tiger Prince

Tipping the Scales

Randal Isaac’s Suicide

Flame Retarded

Things I Don’t Remember

The Sweet Taste of Slavery


Giraffes and Everything

Artificial Plants

Theory of the Say-Koh-Bich

Little Wite Squirel Angel

Some of This is True

Condo Dwellers


The Napoleon Difference

Field Guide to Kleptoparasitism

From Deathmatch 2011: Free Therapy by Colin Brush