Jay Hansford C. Vest: Song of the Rain Crows

As the leaves fall under cloudy skies, let’s take a breath with this creative nonfiction flash by Jay Hansford C. Vest, “Song of the Rain Crows“:

This essay appears in Storm Cellar 8.3, available in print and ebook formats over in our store, so read on!

Storm Cellar 8.3 Out Now!

It’s here and fab, so get it for your eyes and your life: Storm Cellar Vol. VIII No. 3, Summer 2020, nicknamed “Hemp”; click for the delicious print and ebook editions.

Contents

FICTION
Angie St. John – Them Trophies
A.J. Atwater – Bob
Yasumi Tsuhara translated by Toshiya Kamei – My Neighbor Makino
Corina Bardoff – How Nice
Colby Vargas – Refusing to Drop

FLASH
Michelle Spokes – Suburban Amsterdam

NONFICTION
Jay Hansford C. Vest – Song of the Rain Crows

POETRY
Stephanie Chang – Church of the Greenland Shark
Asad Emaan Ali – Supercomputer
Meghan Purvis – Mermaids
Michael Chang – that was not a threatening gesture
Emily Kerlin – House Fire
Darius Atefat-Peckham – Windchimes
Simon Perchik – * [It starts at the foundry]

IMAGES
Salka Ritva Karela Pomfret, Kevin Kong, Sarah Simon, Jason R. Montgomery, Helen Fukuhara, Sally Brown Deskins, C.R. Resetarits, Jennifer Roche, Laura Giardina, with covers by Kyle Taylor [>>] (front, leaf, leaf, back)

PLUS
Rejected Time Wasters

ali lanzetta: wishbones

Today’s share is calcium and all its flying buttresses, Reader, the remains that fuel a spell: ali lanzetta’s [>>] “wishbones.”

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

Chila Woychik: The Importance of Air

The 1st Prize winner of our 2019 Force Majeure Flash Contest is this gem by Chila Woychik [>>], “The Importance of Air.” Enough of us, get to reading!

This flash appears in Storm Cellar #8.2, nicknamed “Sisal,” available in delicious print and ebook editions in our store. Read on!

Issue 8.2 Published!

Check it! The latest and greatest, steaming damn hot off the presses:

Storm Cellar Vol. VIII No. 2, Winter 2020 is nicknamed “Sisal”

Click away on the delicious print and magical ebook editions.

Contents

2019 FORCE MAJEURE FLASH CONTEST
Chila Woychik – The Importance of Air [1st Prize]
Anthony DiPietro – Possession Diary [2nd Prize]
Z Kennedy-Lopez – Scrounge [2nd Prize]
Lindsay Reeve – Cake [Honorable Mention]
Lee Ann Gallaway-Mitchell – Combustion [Honorable Mention]
Pınar Yaşar – The Future [Honorable Mention]

FICTION
Katherine Ann Davis –  The Hero and the Hot Dog Vendor
Michelle Geoga – Infatuation
Jessie Lovett Allen – Engine Flush

NONFICTION
Arlandis Jones – Big Shoe Dance

FLASH
Raymond Deej – I’ve Been Sulking over Dennis and His Gold
Parker Young – Van Gogh at Work

POETRY
Kimberly L. Becker – The Unmade Bed
Adam Schechter – the Thin Alley
Sarah Lyons-Lin – birth, 5
Suzanne Schultheis – Holes
Joseph Johnson – After Great Beauty
Sasha Torchinsky – u won’t see me cry
Katherine Fallon – The Book on Fractures IV
Erin Wilson – Tungsten
brian g gilmore – red rooster bar, idlewild, michigan (for jeff and tamm)

IMAGES
Kelly DuMar – Pen & Ink
Jason Kerzinski – from Tenderness
David Troupes – two sketches
Elliot Parker – The Rain In June Helped Us Grow
Keith Hood – Soul Glove
covers by Jaina Cipriano – Look Quick, Solids, Home Again, and Think About Your Food

PLUS
Rejected Goops