Dancing Echoes

Beats Stumbling Around in Silence

Fire Swallower


3LineThursday Week Twenty-One submission:

The warm liquid slides
Down the back of my parched throat.
Yes, I will swallow.

This submission was not for the contest. This was  actually my first thought when I saw the photo and I could not get it out of my head – and yes, there is a common theme………

After sending out a firestorm of applications,
After burning up the pavement in search of work,
She hopes she doesn’t blow this job.

In response to the 3lineThursday challenge by Grace Black. Click on the challenge link to see the inspirational Photo by matt adamik

Author: Dancing Echoes

I am a scientist by trade and artist by soul. My creative outlet used to be dancing but due to injuries and age, I must now find another path. I am hoping my writing, poetry and photography can be this new path. Awards: While I am grateful and honored for the numerous nominations, I don’t have time to respond to them with the attention they deserve, so for the most part, I am an award free blog. All photographs and words are mine unless otherwise credited. © 2015-2023 Dancing Echoes ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author/owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Christy Draper with appropriate and specific direction to the original content on Dancing Echoes.

12 thoughts on “Fire Swallower

  1. Ooo, delicious…in more than one way…damn, you’re good!

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  2. I went over there and left my effort but it’s gone…dunno what I did wrong…

    Will you submit unto my treason?
    I will commit to you my trust!
    Our hearts desire, molten union.

    …never bothered before, what d’ya think?

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  3. Thank you! Have you read my piece “My Pleasure”? It is very naughty.


  4. Hmm, I thought I’d read all your stuff, I’ll search it now.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. I did the 2 week poetry 201. I still have 5 more poems to complete. Oh well, I can’t always pull this out of my arse in 1 day and work full time too.


  6. I found it, and I recall reading it, but I was on the road and my stupid phone wasn’t letting me comment…

    Liked by 1 person

  7. I found it. Great stuff! Nothin’ but stars from me.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. This put a smile on my face. Doesn’t happen quite often.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Thank you. I always like to make people smile.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Very very clever, Dancing Echoes! I did it “backwards”; read the 2 verses first, THEN saw the photo.

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