Author's Note: "Voice" came to be after reading a particularly unique succession of literature. I read "The Things They Carried" by Tim O'Brien, followed by "Boys" by Ricky Moody. The imagery and urgent repetitious patterns of these works clicked in my brain, and "Voice" was conceived shortly thereafter. As for the story itself, it's purely fiction. The characters and events that transpired come from years of musical self-doubt. This story is what society predicts will happen to every burgeoning musician.