catapult magazine

catapult magazine

vol. 11, num. 23 :: 2012.12.21 — 2013.01.03

Jumping off the "Print" issue of catapult, this collection of fiction invites contributors to a unique, creative challenge: find a classified ad in your local newspaper and create a short story or a work of visual art based on that ad.  What do we see when we read between the lines?



Home sale

Head to head crypt, comes with a deed & your own lettering.

How to sell a house

For sale by owner.  Call for appointment.



GUNS WANTED – need money for Christmas?


Not dead yet

A message from the late Robert Withrow.

A prayer to Saint Jude

Thank you for your miraculous help.

This is the day

I am in need of some serious dental work.


In case you missed it the first time

All I ever get for Christmas is blue

What to do when sugary musak just doesn?t cut it.

A Christmas reflection on an extraordinary life

A time of year when families traditionally gathers prompts thoughts about a mother’s identity.

Weaving the web

Adventures in Craigslist Creative Writing

A creative and quite hilarious missed connection ad. 



The radio program This American Life dives into the mysterious domain of the American classified ad.




Why I am a Dolly Parton feminist

On hearing a call toward equality for all people, tinged with a twang.

daily asterisk

Even in a country you know by heart
its hard to go the same way twice
the life of the going changes.
The chances change and make a new way.
Any tree or stone or bird
can be the bud of a new direction. The
natural correction is to make intent
of accident. To get back before dark
is the art of going.

Wendell Berry
“Traveling at Home” from Traveling at Home

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