Jay Hansford C. Vest: Song of the Rain Crows

As the leaves fall under cloudy skies, let’s take a breath with this creative nonfiction flash by Jay Hansford C. Vest, “Song of the Rain Crows“:

This essay appears in Storm Cellar 8.3, available in print and ebook formats over in our store, so read on!

Storm Cellar 8.3 Out Now!

It’s here and fab, so get it for your eyes and your life: Storm Cellar Vol. VIII No. 3, Summer 2020, nicknamed “Hemp”; click for the delicious print and ebook editions.

Contents

FICTION
Angie St. John – Them Trophies
A.J. Atwater – Bob
Yasumi Tsuhara translated by Toshiya Kamei – My Neighbor Makino
Corina Bardoff – How Nice
Colby Vargas – Refusing to Drop

FLASH
Michelle Spokes – Suburban Amsterdam

NONFICTION
Jay Hansford C. Vest – Song of the Rain Crows

POETRY
Stephanie Chang – Church of the Greenland Shark
Asad Emaan Ali – Supercomputer
Meghan Purvis – Mermaids
Michael Chang – that was not a threatening gesture
Emily Kerlin – House Fire
Darius Atefat-Peckham – Windchimes
Simon Perchik – * [It starts at the foundry]

IMAGES
Salka Ritva Karela Pomfret, Kevin Kong, Sarah Simon, Jason R. Montgomery, Helen Fukuhara, Sally Brown Deskins, C.R. Resetarits, Jennifer Roche, Laura Giardina, with covers by Kyle Taylor [>>] (front, leaf, leaf, back)

PLUS
Rejected Time Wasters

ali lanzetta: wishbones

Today’s share is calcium and all its flying buttresses, Reader, the remains that fuel a spell: ali lanzetta’s [>>] “wishbones.”

This essay appears in Storm Cellar #7.1, nicknamed “Back Fire,” available in delicious print and ebook editions in our store. Read on!

Lindsay Reeve: Cake

One thing about social distancing, we think, and just to make today’s share topical, though it need not be, it’s timeless, is, you have less of this tiny, moist interaction so carefully sliced and splayed upon the plate for our delectation: by Lindsay Reeve, here’s an honorable mention from our 2019 flash contest, “Cake.”

This flash appears in Storm Cellar #8.2, nicknamed “Sisal,” available in delicious print and ebook editions in our store. Read on!

Chila Woychik: The Importance of Air

The 1st Prize winner of our 2019 Force Majeure Flash Contest is this gem by Chila Woychik [>>], “The Importance of Air.” Enough of us, get to reading!

This flash appears in Storm Cellar #8.2, nicknamed “Sisal,” available in delicious print and ebook editions in our store. Read on!