VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Dan Holt

Mini Bike You had this mini bike with an engine the size of a lawnmower It sounded like a chain saw buzzing up and down the street The one time I rode it the fucking thing shot out from under me when I hit the accelerator and smashed into a tree Your dad drained allContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Dan Holt”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Lori A. Minor

wellness class my water bottle hides the vodka Mind Eraser she hides my drink until I’m sober golf major he skips a round just to fuck me hot girl summer covered in sweat from Gaga’s new hit

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Merritt Waldon

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: R. P. Verlaine

The Accomplice and I  This journey of crimes  imagined yet incomplete  we’ve chosen to call love   dares us to improvise  traversing the unknown  taking terminal risks.  Hope slandered to ruins  between purloined kisses  the strangers we corrupt  until desire’s arson cools  with passage of time  and endless repetition.   All counterfeit truths  we exchange in language Continue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: R. P. Verlaine”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Alicia Mathias

BEWITCH hearts dip  into death      just  for a taste, a reprieve from breath, yet now  they are lost. skulls flicker         with obsession flirt hard with silence, to end its ache. all our burning             questions never had  the answer; were only  distractions from the fact, that timeContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Alicia Mathias”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Danny D. Ford

“by yourself, never left alone”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Robert Ragan

Star-Crossed I never thought I’d be in my 30’s, throwing rocks at a woman’s second-story bedroom window. First night out the pen in two years, and they were going to lock me back up for vandalism. It sucks when your girlfriend gets kicked out of her apartment and has to move back in with herContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Robert Ragan”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: S.A. Gerber

Another Realm The roses erupt   and the clouds  burn above  and below.  Seeking refuge  from an ominous  gray mist attempting  to strangle thought.  Two hours in the  tavern cannot  diffuse the terror.  Too many blood-  red eyes reflecting  all sad truths.  Some clarity claws  through the cobwebs  saying that someone  spoke of a ‘center’  toContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: S.A. Gerber”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Andrew Darlington

The Black Venusian Scrotum-Worm Beyond the plague damned world… (1) He awakes. Something is knocking at the sky, trying to get in. She lies beside him. She hears nothing other than his breath, his heartbeat, the warm pulse of blood in his veins. He rises with a curious sense of unease. An endless golden day.Continue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Andrew Darlington”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Shane Allison