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!

Amy Stonestrom: High Lattitude

We’re beaming this morning like a squirrel with a pawpaw, ready to share this short essay by Amy Stonestrom [>>], “High Lattitude“:

This CNF piece originally appeared in SC 7.2, available as an ebookRead 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 

Chelsey Clammer: Home Is Where the Hoard Is

We’re sharing a big closer today, an activator and a reminder, y’all, a solidarity story for worser and for better, Chelsey Clammer’s [>>] “Home Is Where the Hoard Is“:

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This essay originally appeared in SC 9.1, available in print and ebook editions in our storeRead on!

Negesti Kaudo: The One Where My Femme Swallows You Whole

The winner! The winner of the 2020 Force Majeure Flash Contest 1st Prize, this blessed flash by Negesti Kaudo, the one where her femme swallows us whole, dear Reader:

This flash originally appeared in SC 9.1, available in print and ebook editions in our storeRead on!