Phil Volatile

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in New Mexico, The United States
February 20, 1985

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Phil Volatile (formerly Volatalistic Phil) is the crap dice hero saint of orphan love who's been slamming into the speed bumps of life since 1985. A former substance use technician who put down the bottle and picked up a pen is now writing books for general amusement. He's still into women, motorcycles, cars, and wasting time.

The lonely tumbleweed of the southwest currently lives in Albuquerque, NM and is as desperate as the desert is for water. If he's not hustling to get by you can find him throwing dice, sitting in a coffee shop, cruising motorcycles or finding some place quiet to write. He rides in the back of an ambulance going around the city. His favorite flavor is peanut butter.

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Phil Volatile So far, probably The Transient but it hasn't been released yet. Village 50 is also fun but also isn't out yet either.
Phil Volatile Aw, thanks for asking. The sequel to My Mind's Abyss: Aftermath (The Art of Dying) and a book on my homeless experience, The Transient.
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I've been gone a while

Hey everyone! I've been out of touch for a while now but it's not because I want to be! I'm still writing as my time permits (and sometimes when it doesn't). (I'm actually working on a zombie novel... typical, right?) I'm still waiting to release The Transient (the head of the English department at my university has the book under review for about 8 months now...so I better follow up with her a... Read more of this blog post »
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"You couldn't possibly give this honest collection of poetry any less than 5 stars. At times the honesty can feel a bit disturbing, you wonder if maybe some of what is written was supposed to be included? There is a real chance of people getting up..." Read more of this review »
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"I’ve been gradually uploading some new poetry performances to Soundcloud over the last month or so, and I now have a selection of 15 tracks for your listening pleasure or critical scrutiny! If you like what you hear, then please do a Soundcloud n..." Read more of this blog post »
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“When I think about the past and how blind I was in that life, I compare it to being a god and losing everything when being cast out. I had the unlimited power to destroy myself and everything around me. It’s like having been in a cave for years and I’m finally out of the cave. The sun burns my eyes and skin. I don’t recognize my surroundings. No one looks authentic, and now I’m on the hunt for people that have the pieces to my puzzle that will help me on my quest. I have no cave to hide in, and I’m just left with the sediment of a previous life and my own mortality.”
Volatalistic Phil, My Mind's Abyss

“When Pisces go to war, there’s never a shortage of broken hearts.”
Volatalistic Phil, White Wedding Lies, and Discontent: An American Love Story

“Now I’m
sober and I
realize, I
didn’t drink to
escape the world,
I drank to escape
myself”
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message 8: by Casey

Casey Kiser Awesome, I'll share it with friends! Thanks!


message 7: by Casey

Casey Kiser Same to you darling! :)


message 6: by Trish

Trish You are definitely on the late show. I need to tune in more. Miss you! :)


message 5: by Phil

Phil Volatile Amy wrote: "Hi. Just stopped by to ask how you're liking the "Little Book of Pandemics" book you're reading. Any interesting tips for survival? :D"

=P It's helping my paranoia that's for sure. It's really interesting, but I've only been reading bits and pieces.


message 4: by Amy

Amy Bartol Hi. Just stopped by to ask how you're liking the "Little Book of Pandemics" book you're reading. Any interesting tips for survival? :D


message 3: by Robin

Robin Thanks for accepting, Phil! :) If you get a minute, I have a couple shorts on my profile...give me some feedback? :) Looking forward to reading some of your work...take care you.

~Robin


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Todd White Thanks for adding me! - Todd White, The Mustard Seed

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Tamara Rose Blodgett Hey V~! Thanks for your friendship =D and welcome to GR~


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