Kate Myles: Vacation Land

The best for last, Dear Reader, this story, it’s something maybe on your mind this month, Kate Myles’s “Vacation Land“:

This short story originally appeared in SC 6.1, available as an ebook right here. Do subscribe for more, and read on!

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Rosanna Staffa: Pink Cadillac

Dear Reader, today we have a share that has seen you from the outside and perhaps other ways as well. Here’s Rosanna Staffa’s “Pink Cadillac“:

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

Dana Kroos: two images

The leaves of our latest issue are graced by gloriously colorful and layered works by artist Dana Kroos [>>]: The Shore and The Fish:

 

These images appear in SC 7.1, available in print and as an ebook right here. Do subscribe for more, and read on!

Storm Cellar #5.2 OUT NOW

We’re delighted to announce Storm Cellar Vol. V No. 2, Fall 2016, “The Wick Offers the Wax.” Check it in: printebook.

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Contents

FICTION
Ethan Forrest Ross – Scabs
Michelle Ross – Winkelsucher
J. E. Reich – Old Country 
Jeff Ewing – Riverside
Curtis VanDonkelaar – Larry and Charlene in Three Acts 

FLASH
Jefferson Navicky – El Beardo
Brenna Womer – Two Week Guarantee
Ann Stewart McBee – Not Even Max
Max Delsohn – The Aim 

NONFICTION
Ana Arredondo – Wild Silent Drums
Matt Muilenburg – The Leadoff Men
Laura Bernstein-Machlay – Vessels 

POETRY
Lori Lamothe – Mind Fishing
Rebecca O’Bern – Little Lamb
Ari Wolff – Any Object Can Become Memorabilia
Jaime Garcia – Rubidoux
Melissa Atkinson Mercer – Please say something different
Erica Wright – American Burial Rites; American New Year
Sara Ryan – Wooly Bones
Jesse De Angelis – Poem for Earth
John Sibley Williams – As Spectator to Unenduring Things
Sarah Ann Winn – Introducing the Midwest Amazon 

IMAGES
Amy Kotthaus – Window; Above
Adam J. Gellings – Museum Maps
Christine Stoddard – Bayou Gator 8; I Dream of Elephants
David Todd McCarty – Rodeo Chico
Olivia Inwood – Spatial Transformation #8
Nicole Edine – To Life
Kristi Kohut – Velvet Agate
Jes Trejo – Shoot the Freak
W. Jack Savage – Collecting
Harry Wilson – Ileene’s Dance to the Old Year #3
Cover by Brian Michael Barbeito – A view of the fairgrounds in muted color  

PLUS
Rejected Atlantic Crossings

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Kelsey Allen: Heartbeat

A strange attractor is the state the system tends toward for a variety of starting conditions. Somehow, however you start you end up in the same place. Fate can feel like a whirlpool in other words. Today, Kelsey Allen’s short fiction “Heartbeat“:

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This story originally appeared in SC 4.2, which is printed and ebooked at our store. Subscribe, what else can we say? Read on.

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