Lauren Sanderson: KISS ME NOW THE WAR IS OVER

It’s the endweek of the long year, maybe the longest yet, and there is already so much behind us, Reader, that here we wish you just a glimmering growing thing and a shimmering shimmer, Lauren Sanderson’s “KISS ME NOW THE WAR IS OVER“:

This poem originally appeared in SC 6.1, available as an ebook right here. Do subscribe for more delicate embraces delivered to you. Read on!

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Haley Fedor: The Castle

Dear Reader, delight! Today we’re sharing a story from the latest issue, appropriate to a fright-full season — Haley Fedor’s “The Castle“:

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This short story appears in in SC 7.1, available in print and as an ebook right here. Do subscribe for more, and read on!

Kimberly Ann: Theodicy

Added to the archive today, Kimberly Ann’s poem “Theodicy,” dips into a rough, raw subject, but so jagged it catches every edge just right:

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Jesse De Angelis: Poem for Earth

We’re spitting a little blood this week, reader, all of us, and perhaps we need to check in again with our surroundings. We’re glad we could share Jesse De Angelis’s “Poem for Earth“:

This poem originally appeared in SC 5.2. It’s printed here and downloadable too; more like this and unlike this with a subscription. Read 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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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!