“Fervor” — Nicholas Alexander Hayes


Martin Luther slumps into his wheeled office chair. The shadow from his cubicle walls subsumes him. He can see the cold green fluorescent glow from the main hallway. But he has to let the laity know. True beliefs are the purity of his heart. His fingers break as he types the email to his colleagues. His bones cannot support the gravity of his ideas. He will send his message out, then pin it to his social media walls ninety-five times: “Don’t eat my Activia. I brought it from home.”






Nicholas Alexander Hayes is the author of “NIV:39 & 27” (BlazeVOX), “Between” (Atropos), “ThirdSexPot” (Beard of Bees), and “Metastaesthetics” (Atropos). His work has been featured in the anthologies “Madder Love: Queer Men and the Precincts of Surrealism” and “Quantum Genre in the Planet of Arts”. Most recently his creative writing has appeared in Scab, Peculiar Mormyrid, and the BlazeVox Journal.