Janeen Rastall: With the Prick of a Pin

Stay up late, stay up late, stay up late, keep a torch by the bedside. In the best version of summer, much growing is done, much is learned by doing. Here’s Janeen Pergrin Rastall’s pointillistic “With the Prick of a Pin”:

Janeen Rastall – With the Prick of a Pin[sample]

This poem originally appeared in SC 2.3. Here are links to buy, to download, and to subscribe. Read on!

Lisa Balvanz: Deleted Scenes

We here have always had a thing for the stories of stories, the causes of stories, the interpenetration and interdependence of stories. Unboxed from the archive today we slyly present Lisa E. Balvanz’s shutter-flashed fiction, “Deleted Scenes“:

Lisa E. Balvanz – Deleted Scenes [sample]

This short story originally appeared in Storm Cellar 2.3. Pick up a print copy & download it over here; subscribe like your life is missing something; and — read on!

Diane Henningfeld: Snatches

Struggle continues. On this anniversary, we present a poem by Diane Henningfeld, originally published in SC 2.2: “Snatches.”

Diane Henningfeld - Snatches [sample]

Jenny Ferguson: Two Flashes

Here, south of a border, the slings and arrows of our own devising cut us well (or something like that — we can’t remember, we’re so in love with the ideal of love right now). Enjoy these postcards freshly conserved from the archive, Jenny Ferguson’s “Guatemala III” and “Guatemala IV”:

Jenny Ferguson - two flashes1

Jenny’s novel-in-flashes, Border Markers, is forthcoming from NeWest Press in 2016. These flashes originally appeared in SC 2.3. Check out the latest issues and downloads from our store, or keep our blood flowing and subscribe! Read on, chochachos.

Joan Colby: What Is Saved

Today’s rescue from the archives is Februarial poetry on loss and stop-loss, from two-time contributor Joan Colby, “What Is Saved“:

Joan Colby - What Is Saved[sample]

This poem originally appeared in SC 2.2; download or get a copy of our latest over at the store. We love new subscribers so freshly and to the quick, we swear. Read on!