Storm Cellar #10.1 Out Now!

It’s here and here it is — and merry darn turning of the calendar to you!

Storm Cellar Vol. X No. 1, winter 2021, nicknamed “Ruling Passion” → click for the delicious print and ebook editions. Pub date today 12/30/21.

Contents:

2021 FORCE MAJEURE FLASH CONTEST
1st Prize: Serrina Zou – Bái Chī
2nd Prize: Justine Teu – The Water Cycle
2nd Prize: Sherrel McLafferty – Can Elizabeth Bishop Relate?
Honorable Mention: Jax Connelly – An Incomplete Inventory of What Once Belonged to My Mother
Honorable Mention: Erica Frederick – Praisesong for Fornication
Honorable Mention: S. Erin Batiste – Congratulations, You’re Approved! We Are Pleased to Welcome You to Your New Habitation!

FICTION
Kevin Serrano Echevarría – א (Infinite Sets)
Sophie Hoss – Coney Island Sphinx
Vincent James Perrone – Moon, PA

FLASH
Kate Garklavs – Letter
S. S. Mandani – A Tentacle of Night
Edward Columbia – Full-Service Station
Luke Rolfes – Human Resources
Capella Parrish – Point Reyes Station
S.D.S. – Des Moines

POETRY
Rebecca Pelky – Kikátohkáq
Moira Walsh – Written in a thunderstorm
Caroline Taylor – Winepress
Kristi Maxwell – Totoaba
Natasha Sharma – Broken Fronds
Micah Daniel McCrotty – Finishing Mud
Terry Belew – Detours
Meg Johnson – Mostly, I’m a Menace
Mira Martin-Parker – Ancestor.com

IMAGES
CJ Nye – Cueva de la Pileta
Martins Deep – Focus
Lisa Monique Hauck – Wolf Dreams
Arinze Ndieli – Ihe 
Elder Gideon – A River Flows Through Eden
Sarah Kimmel – Detroit Ultraviolence
Zhongwen Hu – Man with pigeons
Rebecca Ledbetter – The World Is Too Quiet (cover)
Scott Brennan – Waterfall, Brooklyn, New York, 2021 (back cover)

PLUS Rejected: True Crime Documentaries  

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!

Storm Cellar 9.1 arrives today!

The midsts of winter are passing and a new seasonwise year is upon us, dear Reader. Celebrate with us and the latest issue of Storm Cellar, Vol. IX No. 1, nicknamed “Fission”!

Contents

2020 FORCE MAJEURE FLASH CONTEST
1st Prize – Negesti Kaudo – The One Where My Femme Swallows You Whole
2nd Prize – Stephanie Niu – A Guide to What Lives Between Land and Sea
2nd Prize – Taylor Drake – Rumination
Honorable Mention – Noah Farberman – Grown Ass Person
Honorable Mention – Suphil Lee Park – Heartland
Honorable Mention – Rebecca Morton – I Remember Meeting You, My Son Says While Trying on Big Kid Shoes; I Pull and Pull at the Tongues, I Remember Meeting You, Too

FICTION
Abbigail N. Rosewood – Allendy Is Free
Maurice Moore – Transcript- Suga – Oral and Visual – Volumes 2 of 10
Elizabeth Kirschner – Lullaby with an Exit Sign
Xuan Nguyen – Luminous, Misting

CREATIVE NONFICTION
J.O. Haselhoef – One Week, Six Stories, Fifteen Emotions
Diana Emmons – Stop Rewind Play
Chelsey Clammer – Home Is Where the Hoard Is

FLASH
Chandra Steele – Lives of the Saints
Randy William Santiago – just You.
Tessa Yang – Ernest Tanaka Seeks God in a Variety of Places
Christopher Santantasio – Role Play

POETRY
Casey Knott – The World Wants What the World Wants
kevin latimer – love poem
Charles J. March III – Perked Up
John Barton – They Always Get Their Man
Christos Kalli – Pulitzer Prize-Winning Book Kills a Cockroach
Elspeth Jensen – Midnight Snack
Jake Bailey – Deboning Perch

IMAGES
Kelly McQuain – The World Is Never Silent
Grant Yun – Cow
Angie Mason – Nest
Alana King – under the overpass
Rachel Singel – Pennantia corymbosa (Kaikomako)
K. Johnson Bowles – Sounds from the Back of My Head

PLUS covers by David Mack, and our list of Rejected Years

R.L. Aseret: Brother, Eye, Hospital

We’re here together, whether or not we’re going anywhere, and you can stay with us when you have to, so enjoy today’s share, R.L. Aseret’s “Brother, Eye, Hospital“:

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

Susanna Space: Absence No. 4

We’re close to the quick, Dear Reader, our flash contest is closing soon, so delve in soonest this delight by Susanna Space [>>], “Absence No. 4.”

This flash appears in Storm Cellar #7.2, nicknamed “Strong Water,” available in delicious print and ebook editions in our store. Read on!