Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet No. 41

May 2020

June 30, 2020. 60 pages. Ebook ISBN: 9781618731685

This is issue Forty (Extraordinary) One of Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet which is being published in June of 2020 and is being sent out free to subscribers as a bonus to add joy to this daily more complicated world. (Contributors were paid the usual rates.)

Readers who’d like to support the zine are encouraged to subscribe, mais oui, but also to donate to Color of Change, buy books through Black-owned bookstores such as Frugal Bookstore, and bookstores damaged or closed in the civil unrest as we try and change our world, including DreamHaven, Uncle Hugo’s, Magers & Quinn, and Moon Palace.

Read some excellent short fiction and reset your weary head. A handful of stories by authors known and unknown. Perhaps a poem or two.

Table of Contents


Rachel Ayers, “Magicians & Grotesques”
Holly Tamsin, “Fogdog Films”
David Fawkes, “Letterghost”


Nicole Kimberling, Quarantine Pantry Challenge
About These Authors


Vicky Yuh, “Mirrie in the Sea Storm”


This is Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet issue number 41, June 2020. ISSN 1544-7782. Ebook ISBN: 9781618731685.

Cover illustration “Mirrie in the Sea Storm” © 2020 by Vicky Yuh (

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Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet issue number 41, June 2020. ISSN 1544-7782. Ebook ISBN: 9781618731685. Text: Bodoni Book. Titles: Imprint MT Shadow. LCRW is (usually) published in June and November by Small Beer Press, 150 Pleasant St., #306, Easthampton, MA 01027 · · · Printed at Paradise Copies ( · 413-585-0414). Subscriptions: $20/4 issues (see page 30 of this issue — or go here — for options). Please make checks to Small Beer Press. Library & institutional subscriptions are available through EBSCO. LCRW is available as a DRM-free ebook through, &c. Contents © 2020 the authors. All rights reserved. Cover illustration “Mirrie in the Sea Storm” © 2020 by Vicky Yuh ( Thank you authors, artists, and readers. In reasons to celebrate we have an LCRW story being reprinted in the Best American Short Stories. Laurie J. Marks’s Elemental Logic series was on the Otherwise Honor List. Sarah Pinsker’s collection Sooner or Later Everything Falls into the Sea: Stories won the Philip K. Dick Award and is a Locus Award finalist. John Crowley’s collection And Go Like This: Stories is a Neukom Institute Literary Arts Award finalist. Margo Lanagan and Kathleen Jennings’s chapbook Stray Bats is an Aurealis Award finalist. Please send submissions (we are always especially seeking weird and interesting work from women writers and writers of color), guideline requests, &c. to the address above. No Justice: No Peace.

About these Authors

Rachel Ayers lives in Alaska, where she looks at mountains and daydreams a lot. She has a Creative Writing degree from Pittsburg State University.

David Fawkes is an Indianapolis writer whose stories have been slowly finding homes over the last few years. By day he works as an environmental scientist, which is a fancy term that means he gets hot in the summer, cold in the winter, and has to carry heavy things. He loves science fiction slightly more than coffee, soup, and heavy metal. All four at once make him very happy. He plays electric bass, and is working through the bass parts to some Motown tracks. He has a wife, a pack of feral cats, and a son who likes to get into everything.

Former pro cook, Nicole Kimberling now works as a fictional content creator and main author wrangler at Blind Eye Books. Her first novel, Turnskin, won the Lambda Literary Award. Other works include the Bellingham Mystery Series, set in the Washington town where she resides with her wife. She also created and wrote “Lauren Proves Magic is Real!” an audio drama podcast, which explores the day-to-day case files of Special Agent Keith Curry, supernatural food inspector. She is currently obsessed with citrus pickles.

Holly Tamsin, since tinier times, has always fashioned worlds from words and continues to do so today.