Black Petals Issue #78 Winter, 2017

Mars-Chris Friend
All is As It Should Be-Fiction by Roy Dorman
Clown Attack-Fiction by Paul Strickland
One Hell of an Interview-Fiction by Daniel Clausen
Sacrifices-Fiction by Toney Baus
Self-Immolation-Fiction by Michael Mulvihill
Surviving Montezuma, Ch. 5 &6-Fiction by Kenneth James Crist
The Lucky Break-Fiction by Hillary Lyon
Those Other Guys-Fiction by Kenneth James Crist
Only at Night-Poem by Cindy O'Quinn
Ouija-Poem by Ramona Thompson
Roadkill Cat-Poem by Ramona Thompson


By Ramona Thompson ( 2016)


One seeks to reach out to those beyond this earthly veil
Until you answer me I shall know no peace
Just call or ghostly text and I will know you are there
Allow me to see as the undead do

One-night-only-haunted offer
Under my skin crawls the ache for proof
Justice I can grant for those wronged
All who are in spirit form come to me here tonight

Once you were living and free
Underworld now has you trapped
Just dying to again roam
Ask and, if it is in my power, your wish shall be granted

Once more I beg of you to make your presence here known
Useless to hide and deny me
Juices of lost souls leak out your essence in answer
Alive again if only for a brief time

And so, until we meet again.....


Ramona Thompson, author of BP #78’s poems, “Ouija” and “Roadkill Cat,” has been writing for more than 20 years. Her credits include work with, Calvary Cross, Dead Snakes, Blood Moon Rising, Howl, This Ain't No Rodeo and many more. Readers/fans may stalk her on Facebook or e-mail

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