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Mama Issue #92 – June 15, 2022
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.
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
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.
of all, thanks