Stay up late, stay up late, stay up late, keep a torch by the bedside. In the best version of summer, much growing is done, much is learned by doing. Here’s Janeen Pergrin Rastall’s pointillistic “With the Prick of a Pin”:
We here have always had a thing for the stories of stories, the causes of stories, the interpenetration and interdependence of stories. Unboxed from the archive today we slyly present Lisa E. Balvanz’s shutter-flashed fiction, “Deleted Scenes“:
Here, south of a border, the slings and arrows of our own devising cut us well (or something like that — we can’t remember, we’re so in love with the ideal of love right now). Enjoy these postcards freshly conserved from the archive, Jenny Ferguson’s “Guatemala III” and “Guatemala IV”:
Jenny’s novel-in-flashes, Border Markers, is forthcoming from NeWest Press in 2016. These flashes originally appeared in SC 2.3. Check out the latest issues and downloads from our store, or keep our blood flowing and subscribe! Read on, chochachos.
The boxes are open, the sweaters unfurled, the trees all watered finally, the children (grown now) napping anyway. An album in a drawer, a frame on a lintel. Enjoy Elaine Moynahan’s delicate “Snapshot“: