VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Kaci Skiles Laws

Ghosts My mother was crazy. She was crazy in love with my dad long after he started ‘working late hours.’ She loved him even after his broccoli casserole was too cold, and he hit her for the first time, two years into their marriage.  There were times the biscuits were overdone; the ice cubes had notContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Kaci Skiles Laws”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Merrit Waldon

Brilliant lips apogee Twixt towering spines brittle gestures Untamable languages breed How we puke mere embers of stars Never full flame Choirs vast breeze the air we breathe Invisible flame of youth Of virility  How sound the truths of our burgeoning Softness How we can never re animate the Organisms burnt out shells Fallen toContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Merrit Waldon”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: James Maj

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Alan Catlin

On the Road They drove the car as if they hadn’t boosted it from the driveway of some  mansion they’d knocked over, drove as if the trunk wasn’t full of top shelf stuff they could pawn for pennies on someone else’s dollars, as if there weren’t designer bags stuffed with watches, earrings, necklaces, jewelry, noContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Alan Catlin”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Danny D. Ford

“by yourself, never left alone”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Shane Allison

A Reckoning of Sorts

Tried to be clever with this title but finished up a ten hour day as I type this and to be honest, after fighting Amazon over copyright issues and Lulu with formatting issues I didn’t want to write this but the second May release from Dumpster Fire Press deserves more than that… SOBER THOUGHTS FROMContinue reading “A Reckoning of Sorts”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Danny D. Ford

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Kevin M. Hibshman

Different Day It’s a different day. Hope registers as a pain very familiar yet impossible to locate. Last night tossed aloft on a pure wave of intoxication. It’s a different day. I wake up feeling strange. Everything looks the same, but the air has shifted, altering cognition. I recognize the stains. It’s a different day.Continue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Kevin M. Hibshman”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Daniel J. Flore III

My Day I’m sittingand watchingthe carsgo by they carryaway myday ontheir hoods my daylooks sogood asit passesme by that Imight evenlive it