Ann Marie Gamble: A Shot of B

It’s the last moment, we see, for a quick escape (this was prepared in advance even while we think on our feet) — we take all our advice with Ann Marie Gamble’s [>>] “A Shot of B“:

This story appears in Storm Cellar #7.1, nicknamed “Back Fire,” available in delicious print and ebook editions in our store. Read on!

Asa Montgomery: The Apples of Maine

Trees are flowering & fruit will come, and this one’s about the apples, yeah, and a lot more than the apples, all the prickly knobs and poisonous seeds between us and the apples. Here’s Asa Montgomery’s “The Apples of Maine: A Compilation of the Historical, Physical and Cultural Characteristics of Apples Known to Have Been Grown in the State of Maine” —

This poem appears in Storm Cellar #7.1, nicknamed “Back Fire,” available in delicious print and ebook editions in our store. Read on!

Stephanie Dickinson: two flashes

…And now a phantasmagoriad of flash creative nonfiction, one of which we nominated for a Pushcart last year, Stephanie Dickinson’s “Big-Headed Anna Making Soap” and “Big-Headed Anna Fears the Parish Sheriff Coming for Her Make-Believe Baby“:

These flashes originally appeared in SC 5.1. Get the print mag here, download, and subscribe! Readers, remember, to read and read on.

P.S. Our FORCE MAJEURE #FLASH #CONTEST ends 4/30 – enter now! 

Ana Arredondo: Wild Silent Drums

After a dry season a wet one, after a cool season a hot — we have some seasons, mix-and-match, take your pick, ’round ‘yere. Our thanks to Ana Arredondo for sending us this big-contrast essay, which we nominated for a Pushcart this year, “Wild Silent Drums“:

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This CNF piece originally appeared in SC 5.2, ebook here; & subscribe if you’re peacocking, it’s a great way to read more fab stories & songs. Read on!

PS – We’re still open for submissions of writing & art for an issue to feature women & genderqueer (broadly construed) creators, on any subject, in any style. Surprise us!