Nichole Rued: A Smart Girl’s Guide to Boys

Things are always gearing up for that date, aren’t they, hetero friends? Those greasy, bloody, screaming gears. The gears you’ve always been in. Prepare, if you dare, with Nichole Rued’s blinding CNF hermit crab “A Smart Girl’s Guide to Boys (A Found Essay)”:

This essay originally appeared in SC #8.1, available in print and ebook formats at our storeRead on!

Joel Allegretti: For Those Who Seek a Blank Canvas

Push back against the many marks on and by us, reader, and take a little space for yourself. Here’s Joel Allegretti’s “For Those Who Seek a Blank Canvas”:

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This poem originally appeared in SC 5.1. Check it printed here, or download — and as always, a subscription will get you more. Read on!