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! 

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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!