by Daniel G.
The body stiff,
probably in rigor
The naked flesh
cold and clammy
to the coroner’s
The doll was dead.
from out its
Daniel G. Snethen is the owner and publisher of
Darkling Publications. He serves as vice-president of the South Dakota State
Poetry Society. In May 2017, 10 pages of his poetry was anthologized in Resurrection
of a Sunflower, a tribute
to Vincent Van Gogh, curated by Catfish McDaris. Snethen's poetry has been
published by Bear Creek Haiku; Cover of
Darkness; Danse Macabre; Dark Gothic
Resurrected; Haiku Journal; The Horror
Zine; Miller's Pond; Pasque Petals:
Thirteen Myna Birds, and several other publishers of poetry.
Snethen also coaches oral interpretation of literature and Poetry Out Loud. He
has qualified two high school students for the National Poetry Out Loud
competition in Washington DC and has had the SD State Poetry Out Loud
runner-up on two separate occasions. His favorite poet is William Blake, and
his favorite poem is “The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner” by Samuel Taylor
Crist is Editor
Emeritus of Black Petals Magazine and is on staff at Yellow Mama ezine. He has
been a published writer since 1998, having had almost two hundred short stories
and poems in venues ranging from Skin and Bones and The Edge-Tales of Suspense
to Kudzu Monthly. He is particularly fond of supernatural biker stories.
has been taking a few cool pictures that are being used in Yellow Mama, but he
considers himself no artist…