Marilyn Cavicchia: I Can’t Find Jolly Ranchers Anywhere in Australia

Fall’s in her full glory all across the hemisphere, and so here of course an antipode to pumpkin spice flavor, here’s Marilyn Cavicchia’s “I Can’t Find Jolly Ranchers Anywhere in Australia.”

This poem originally appeared in Storm Cellar 6.3, available in our storeRead on!

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!