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Some Week-Fiction by Don Stoll
Weird World-Fiction by Bruce Costello
A Bottle of Tequila and $2,000 in Cash-Fiction by Charlie Cancel
Heated Awakening-Fiction by Michael Steven
The Waitress-Fiction by Zachary Wilhide
Why I Left the House that Smelled of Death-Fiction by Merrilee Robson
An Incident in Dodge-Fiction by Kenneth James Crist
Grandfathered-Fiction by Cindy Rosmus
Two Little Words-Fiction by Shari Held
Thigh Candy-Fiction by Darryl Hicks
I'm Not a Lawyer-Fiction by David Calogero Centorbi
Midnight Munchies-Fiction by Amy Grech
Dead Men Don't Text-Flash Fiction by Pamela Ebel
Stunned-Flash Fiction by Brad Rose
Hate and Love-Flash Fiction by Jacob Graysol
Love Hurts-Flash Fiction by M. E. De Neve
The Curse-Flash Fiction by Ted R. Larsen
Topsy-Poem by Peter Mladinic
Wat You Want-Poem by Joe Balaz
The Champagne of Beers-Poem by John Tustin
A Not-So Brilliant Poem-Poem by Richard LeDue
Something Bigger-Poem by Richard LeDue
Imminent Mortality-Poem by Robert Beveridge
unspoken passions-Poem by Robert Beveridge
My Brooklyn View of a Starry Night During Lockdown-Poem by Dr. Mel Waldman
Starry Night in Ogunquit the Beautiful Place by the Sea-Poem by Dr. Mel Waldman
Van Gogh's View of the Starry Night Through the Iron-Barred Window in the Asylum-by Dr. Mel Waldman
The Lamp Filament-Poem by John C. Mannone
Like Sherlock Holmes-Poem by John C. Mannone
A Glint of Steel-Poem by John C. Mannone
Writer-Poem by Michael Keshigian
Panda Bear-Poem by Michael Keshigian
The Silent Poet-Poem by Michael Keshigian
Cartoons by Cartwright
Hail, Tiger!
Angel of Manslaughter
Strange Gardens
Gutter Balls
Calpurnia's Window
No Place Like Home
Dark Tales from Gent's Pens

Editor's Page for June, 2022

Art by Cindy Rosmus 2022

Editor’s Page for Yellow Mama Issue #92 – June 15, 2022


Hi, all!

Finally, the warm weather is here. But it’s tough to enjoy, with so much tragedy out there.  Besides the Covid pandemic, and war in Ukraine, there were mass shootings in a supermarket, church, and school. All those people dead, including 19 schoolkids. What’s up with this world?

Like we state on the Yellow Mama home page, we publish fiction, just for entertainment. Real-life killings make us sick. Our prayers go out to the victims of these senseless crimes, and their families.

This issue of YM features something for everyone. Zach Wilhide’s “The Waitress” recalls what we loved most about Pulp Fiction. In Kenneth James Crist’s “An Incident in Dodge,” an old Western stranger will open your eyes . . . or shut them for good. A sadistic cop has “Some Week” during Arab Spring in Don Stoll’s chilling tale. In Bruce Costello’s “Weird World,” the canine narrator saves a dying romance. And Merrilee Robson’s quirky “Why I Left the House That Smelled of Death” gives us the most obnoxious Thanksgiving guest ever.

Other fine stories include Pamela Ebel’s flash, “Dead Men Don’t Text,” in which one woman’s V-day appears to be ruined. In Jacob Graysol’s “Hate and Love,” a coddling mother reacts to her son’s “bullying.” And in Amy Grech’s apocalyptic “Midnight Munchies,” two pals stay in touch via text, as their world collapses around them.

Our poetry lineup features three gritty noir works by John C. Mannone, more “asylum-inspired” poems from Dr. Mel Waldman, and YM newcomer Peter Mladinic’s tragic “Topsy.” Also check out powerful poems from Michael Keshigian, and others.

Full-length and flash fiction stories (and some poems) are individually illustrated by our gifted artists: Kevin Duncan, Hillary Lyon, Noelle Richardson, KJ Hannah Greenberg, Steve Cartwright, Ann Marie Rhiel, Michael D. Davis, Keith Coates Walker, Sean O’Keefe, Cynthia Fawcett, Bernice Holtzman, Sophia Wiseman-Rose, Nancy Soriano, and our two newest: Wayne F. Burke, and John Sowder.

And special thanks to KJ Hannah Greenberg for her “haunted resort” cover!

If you want to submit full-length fiction, flash fiction, or poetry, check out our guidelines page.

Also, please sign our guestbook! If you have comments about Yellow Mama or any stories, poems, or artwork that we run, you may leave comments there.

And check out our revised Archives and Archives II, to catch recent stories or poems by your favorite writers that you might’ve missed.

Most of all, thanks for reading!

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