Black Petals Issue #74 Winter, 2016

Seven Horror Haiku
Mars-News, Views and Commentary
Beyond the Stars-Fiction by Brian McLelland
Doesn't Play Well with Others-Fiction by Roy Dorman
Killkenny Man-Fiction by Charles C. Cole
The Family F.-Fiction by George C. Economou
Masks of Innocence-Fiction by Dr. Mel Waldman
Trim Thought-Fiction by Chris Moylan
When the Sea Shall Give Up Her Dead-Fiction by A. M. Stickel, Editor
Anticipating Miracles- 3 Poems by Teresa Ann Frazee
Cemetery Haze-3 poems by Michael Keshigian
Seven Horror Haiku-by Denny E. Marshall
Four Zombie Haiku-by Denny E. Marshall
Love Letter (to L. W.)-Poem by Reyhan Qayoom

Haiku by Denny E. Marshall

Seven Horror Haiku


Denny E. Marshall

creature, when asked if
they do drugs, said do they taste
better than humans

seen road-warning flare
creature needs help with a spare
all you do is stare

do shape-shifters dream
or only have bad nightmares
of being human

climbed down a dark hatch
stockpile for dynamite cache
shouldn’t have lit match

the werewolf feeding
killed in swipe while assaulting
hungry grizzly bear

aim to steal wallet
thief chases you up pallet
hit him with mallet

when aborting ship
avoid step of not looking
out for meteors

Denny E. Marshall,, of Lincoln, Nebraska, who wrote BP #74’s “7 Horror” & “4 Zombie Haiku” (+ BP #73’s “6 Tanka,” the poem, “Roadside Accident,” and the retitled tale, “Killer Deal” (+BP #72’s “12 Sci-Fi Haiku” & “9 Zombie Haiku”; BP #71’s “11 Vampire Haiku” and “Hairball, the Movie” [in the PICTURE THIS column]; 22 haiku for BP #66; and “Vampire Sent Back in Time” for BP #67), has had art, poetry, and fiction published. Recent credits include art and poetry in Stinkwaves #2 and Night to Dawn #24. He does have a website with previously published works.

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