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!

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!

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!

Issue 8.2 Published!

Check it! The latest and greatest, steaming damn hot off the presses:

Storm Cellar Vol. VIII No. 2, Winter 2020 is nicknamed “Sisal”

Click away on the delicious print and magical ebook editions.

Contents

2019 FORCE MAJEURE FLASH CONTEST
Chila Woychik – The Importance of Air [1st Prize]
Anthony DiPietro – Possession Diary [2nd Prize]
Z Kennedy-Lopez – Scrounge [2nd Prize]
Lindsay Reeve – Cake [Honorable Mention]
Lee Ann Gallaway-Mitchell – Combustion [Honorable Mention]
Pınar Yaşar – The Future [Honorable Mention]

FICTION
Katherine Ann Davis –  The Hero and the Hot Dog Vendor
Michelle Geoga – Infatuation
Jessie Lovett Allen – Engine Flush

NONFICTION
Arlandis Jones – Big Shoe Dance

FLASH
Raymond Deej – I’ve Been Sulking over Dennis and His Gold
Parker Young – Van Gogh at Work

POETRY
Kimberly L. Becker – The Unmade Bed
Adam Schechter – the Thin Alley
Sarah Lyons-Lin – birth, 5
Suzanne Schultheis – Holes
Joseph Johnson – After Great Beauty
Sasha Torchinsky – u won’t see me cry
Katherine Fallon – The Book on Fractures IV
Erin Wilson – Tungsten
brian g gilmore – red rooster bar, idlewild, michigan (for jeff and tamm)

IMAGES
Kelly DuMar – Pen & Ink
Jason Kerzinski – from Tenderness
David Troupes – two sketches
Elliot Parker – The Rain In June Helped Us Grow
Keith Hood – Soul Glove
covers by Jaina Cipriano – Look Quick, Solids, Home Again, and Think About Your Food

PLUS
Rejected Goops