Sandra Faulkner: Pacifier Ode

And who does not love a tiny snowsuit? And who cannot hear the tinny shriek of the overburdened mother just trying to grab some pasta at the supermarket? We don’t know. We don’t know. We need saving most days. And here’s a verse for you, babies, Sandra Faulkner’s “Pacifier Ode.”

Sandra Faulkner - Pacifier Ode [sample]

This poem originally appeared in our first “Women” themed issue (SC 2.2). Get in on this goodness with a purchase or download. Give thanks for great lit (and help us print this lovely work): subscribe.

Merry American Thanksgiving, friends. Read on!


David Lewitzky: Waltz Notes

From our antediluvian past (i.e. two years ago) steps the passing fair “Waltz Notes,” sent to us by the kindness of David Lewitzky.*

David Lewitzky - Waltz Notes[sample]


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We’re thankful for all your support, readers. We’ve got good deals going on: subscriptions, and print and downloadable issues. “Waltz Notes” originally appeared in Storm Cellar 2.1, which you can also get as an ebook when you submit here. Read on!

Flash by Christopher James: Wisdom

We all fall one time or another, and who can blame us for keeping our good humor and re-trying the impossible? Let us absorb, therefore, Christopher James’ “Wisdom“:

Christopher James - Wisdom[sample]

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“Wisdom” first appeared in Storm Cellar 2.3. Get your sweet hands on sweet literature with a purchase or download. Subscribers keep us warm at night. Read on!

A Poem by Amy Schmidt: Preparing the Heart

The most costumed and frightened time of year is upon us, and then what is also known as All-Souls Day. This is “Preparing the Heart” by Amy Schmidt:

Amy Schmidt - Preparing the Heart [sample]

“Preparing the Heart” originally appeared in Storm Cellar 3.2. Support the magazine, support the author: purchase or download. You’ll touch our hearts if you subscribe. Read on!

CNF by Shelby Stephenson: from Country

Sometimes pushing form just comes down to feeling through joints in the language. We were delighted when Shelby Stephenson shared this chapter of memoir-in-verse from Country:

Shelby Stephenson - from Country [sample]

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Read the whole issue by downloading or purchasing Storm Cellar 3.2. The most intoxicating option is to subscribe. Read on!


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