Editor's Page—April 15th, 2023
Hi, Ladies and Gents! Hey, today's the day. Yep, if ya didn't get
yer taxes in or ya haven't gotten an extension, those 89,000 new IRS agents are
gonna be out there trackin ya down, and I feel sorry for ya.
Tell ya what, things are so messed up right now, that my tax prep
people automatically file for an extension on every one of their customers now.
Things just keep getting more interesting, huh?
Well, as you know by now, in January we lost one of our treasured
employees. Ann Marie Rhiel lost a battle with cancer and passed away. She had
become such a fixture at Black Petals and our sister mag, Yellow Mama, that we
have been a bit lost, but we have taken on new talent.
|Hillary Lyon-Assistant Art Director
Please welcome to the Black Petals
staff, Hillary Lyon. Hillary has
been a contributor of both superior artwork and great stories for some time now
and we’re just tickled to have her aboard.
you submit stories or flash fiction and your piece is accepted, you can count
on being contacted by Hillary.
this is issue #103 and in our lineup this time we take a look at future worlds
in Daniel Clark’s All the Sky is Waiting
to be Told, and we visit a department store where the mannequins are
causing trouble for Ernesto in Christopher Pate’s Fire Sale.
Capshaw is back, not once but twice with his tale of a jungle personality, Kregah,
and his flash fiction piece, The Good Doctor, a tale of a spy who
meets his match when an old friend comes back to visit. In The Cold Sore, Chris
McGuinness shows us madness on a scale to be
shuddered at and Harper Hargis takes us to The
Lake, where his protagonist meets a very strange lady, indeed.
you get the picture. Once again, we have a great lineup of good stories and
poetry and rather than take up your time describing them, I’ll let you get to
for visiting and come back often. You know, in our archives we keep the last
ten issues, so you can read until you get sleepy…