Brooke Larson: two flashes

Oh this is a good one, we have to say, and then another good one on top, all glowing against the shadows on the parlor wall: Brooke Larson’s “Written Concern” and “Word Lantern.”

These flashes appear in SC 8.1, available in print and ebook editions in the shop. Subscribe, oh do, for more like this. Read on!

Issue 7.2 Is Out Now!

After a great deal of sisyphean pushing on our part, O Reader, it’s here it’s finally here! ANNOUNCING:

Storm Cellar Vol. VII No. 2, Winter 2019, nicknamed “Strong Water” → click for the delicious print and ebook editions.

Contents

FICTION
Benny Brown – Ad Space
Matthew Sterner-Neely – Two and a Half Americans in a Tower
A.L. Rowser – The Rope

NONFICTION
Maame Blue – Calling
Amy Stonestrom – High Latitude

POETRY
Dorothy Chan – A-List Celebrities and Chinese Immigrant Families
Rainie Oet – The Ride That Loops Infinitely / Tall Bed Above Water
Albert Lee – 歌個個問題  [14 Problems]
B.B.P. Hosmillo – I Don’t Lay Hold of People Anymore Except the Importance of Being Wrong
Harry Edgar Palacio – It’s Funny What the Fuchsia Sky Can Do
Joshua Sassoon Orol – Minyan
Jenny Mueller – To Read Ashberry; from Postcards
Clare Louise Harmon – First-Hand Accounts of the Performance of Western Art Music
Jasmyn DiMeglio – How I Learned to Be Gay Here
Natalia Prusinska – StrangeDry Orgasm
Kelly Fordon – White Women Flinging Cans of Paint at the Wall
Suzanne Cody – Adultish (Yes)

FLASH
Susanna Space – Absence No. 4
Tamara L. Panici – Autumn Epiphany
Sheree Winslow – Postcards from My Future Self: Hurricane Mills, Tennessee
R.L. Aseret – Brother, Eye, Hospital
Elaine Terranova – Peace
Matthew Woodman – Decolonization
Regina Ernst – Vuelta

IMAGES
Allison Janicki – Dreamscape
Bette Ridgeway – Crysalis II
Matt Prater – Flyover
Alex Wells Shapiro – Pocketing
Zoya Kruse-Wu – The Hydra [front cover]
chello firefly sherman – demfolk [back cover]

PLUS
Rejected Events I Must Now Accept Happened While I Was Employed by an Ivy League Institution

Jennifer Kulbeck: O’Caine and Cyrus

You can’t make this up, reader. Here are two hybrid creative nonfiction pieces by Jennifer Kulbeck: “O’Caine” and “Cyrus”:

These CNF pieces originally appeared in SC 6.1, available as an ebook right here. Do subscribe for more shapes appearing through fog, and read on!

The 2019 Force Majeure Flash Contest, with $500 in prizes, is open now. Check it out!

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!

Courtney Kersten: The Disappearing Midwestern Girlhood: an Ethnography

Girl-children! What was it like to be one of these vanishing creatures? Courtney Kersten investigates with “The Disappearing Midwestern Girlhood: An Ethnography,” out now in our latest, Storm Cellar 4.3.

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Support the arts, support the artist: print edition and instant-download ebooks at nearly-incredible prices are available now, and of course we have a crush on our subscribers. Read on!