VOICES FROM THE FIRE: R. KEITH

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Carmen Grover

The Golden Apple For many years I pruned apple trees. In the beginning I started very hesitantly wanting every apple to stand a fighting chance. As I continued to learn the craft pruning became easier overtime more apples fell to the ground without wavering, they became easier to get rid of. This made more chanceContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Carmen Grover”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Bruce McDermott

Amazing People I saw this gentleman  on a TV documentary It was not a PBS documentary  He was a porno actor in his 60’s the oldest in the business it said And he could pull off the inevitable plot  on command You have it or not I suppose I need time and reason these daysContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Bruce McDermott”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Dillinger

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Stephen Whitter

Walked the Walk ‘Perhaps you fancy, you know if it’s a nice day next Sunday a little walk along the beach maybe.’ I said.Feeling like a would be suitor in a second rate period drama.Then somehow I instantly made it worse by saying ,‘Or we could walk in the park you know, the nice woodedContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Stephen Whitter”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Alan Catlin

Fire Breathing Moron Maybe he was part of some subtle mind control experiment gone wrong or a longitudinal study on the perverse effects of a lifetime of stimuli provided by nothing but what cable television provides. His signature act could be traced to that scene in “True Romance” where Patricia Arquette is trapped in aContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Alan Catlin”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: James Maj

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Carmen Grover

Into The Darkness It was half past four. The Dawn setting in I must walk I have to. I set out into the Growing darker sky, stars, brighter, snow whiter. Headphones in with lame affirmations blaring in my ears Into the woods I picked up my pace. This quickened step came to a slow whenContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Carmen Grover”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Gary Maxwell

A Meditation for Monday Morning Proud, lifelong members of a mediocracy – they plan to die here. A quiet harbor. All that fills the air’s the scent of dead fish, stinking. Managed by seagulls screeching high above our heads, the daily droppings are their directives. In the belly of THIS beast I envy Jonah. AmericanContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Gary Maxwell”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Michael Lacy