Edited by Jim Churchill-Dicks In its ninth year, torches n’ pitchforks literary journal continues to hunt for voices that might otherwise go silent. Silenced by outside forces that would say these stories- even in the ways they tell them- do not matter. How mistaken those outside forces are! They are luminous. They flicker and shine. They are torchlight piercing the darkness. Officially released tomorrow, May 18th, the anniversary of the eruption of Mount St Helens, represents a bold and beautiful step into print media for the well-established online literary journal!