Lisa Slage Robinson: Devil’s Hole Road

First over the horizon from our latest issue, here’s a stormy short story by Lisa Slage Robinson, “Devil’s Hole Road”:

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This story first appeared in SC 9.2, available in print and ebook formats over in our store. Read on!

Storm Cellar #9.2 out now!

Arrives today, Storm Cellar vol. IX no. 2, summer 2021, nicknamed “Fusion,” full of amazing writing and art for your gustation! Available in print and ebook formats. Click links for PDF samples, [>>] to author site.

Contents:

FICTION
Lisa Slage Robinson • Devil’s Hole Road 
Deva Eveland • To Display Our Infirmities on the Steps of the Temple
Jennifer Love • Lighthead
Sarah Arantza Amador • The Unfortunate Murder of the Infante
Jihoon Park • The Grandfather Museum 

FLASH
Jackie Yang • Media Vita
Austin Treat • The Health Inspectors
Karol Lagodzki • Martial Law Fact Sheet: Poland 1981–1983
Grace Q. Song • Self-Care for Kittiwakes 

NONFICTION
Valerie Witte • Ordinary Movements: Erasing the Boundary Between Performance and Reality

POETRY
Brianna Cunliffe • studio, bulb flickering, June
Beth Brown Preston • Blind Love
Mel Sherrer • Corn Silk
Anthony Aguero • Today I Offer Something Tender
Kelsey Day • duke energy: a pipeline protest poem
Berico Henry • My Many Lovely Katies
María Teresa Andruetto translated by Laura Chalar • Muchacha de Ucrania/2003 [Ukrainian Girl/ 2003] 
Sam Lane • Smoke in WA, September 2020 
Gwen Hart • Your Anxiety’s Middle Name Is “The Hard Way”
Sophia Liu • O Cousin, I Meet You 

IMAGES
Darren M. Edwards • Rebirth
K.R. Segriff • Moth, Eaten
Lauren Paredes • Acts of Nonviolence No. 1
Natascha Graham • A Walk in December
Sydney Yount [>>] • Meal Tray Series #3 & #14 

PLUS
Cover by Dawei Wang [>>]
Rejected: First Novel Titles 

2021 Force Majeure Flash Contest Winners!

After a big eyeball-lift and a sluice of delicious writing, we’re panned out our most shiniest flakes of gold! It is our massive honor this year to announce the winners of the 2021 Force Majeure Flash Contest:

1st Prize: Serrina Zou, “Bái Chī”

2nd Prize: Sherrell McLafferty, “Can Elizabeth Bishop Relate?”

2nd Prize: Justine Teu, “The Water Cycle”

We are also pleased to note these flashes of distinction, our Honorable Mentions in this year’s contest:
• “Congratulations, You’re Approved! We Are Pleased to Welcome You to Your New Habitation!” by S. Erin Batiste
• “An Incomplete Inventory of What Once Belonged to My Mother” by Jax Connelly
• “Praisesong for Fornication” by Erica Frederick

All of these flashes will appear in Storm Cellar Vol. X No. 1, due in winter 2021-22. Our deepest thanks to everyone who entered the contest — we are exhausted in the best way by the volume of excellent flash we read this year. Thank you so much!

Kelly Fordon: White Women Flinging Cans of Paint at the Wall

Let’s be admissive, shall we? Let’s acknowledge and slide sideways out of cowardice, with Kelly Fordon’s [>>] “White Women Flinging Cans of Paint at the Wall“:

This poem first appeared in SC 7.2, available in our shop as an ebookRead on!

Natalia Prusinska: two poems

We’re flashing rare today, Reader, so here are two poems starting and stopping at exactly the right moments, Natalia Prusinska’s “Strange” and “Dry Orgasm”:

This poem first appeared in SC 7.2, available in our shop as an ebookRead on!