VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Paul Warren

THE FEARFUL GIRL IS THE STRANGEST DANCER.  The moonlit dance was never danced again . The stonemason fled the scene . In the stump of an old tree ,where hearts have rotted out . Adam and Eve for a new generation ,scenarios the same ,just the faces that change. Old leaves turn into lace skeletons. Continue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Paul Warren”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Samir Karimo

The Creepy Environmentalist I was walking through the dark forest when I saw something creepy: a humanoid tree had relations with the environmentalist Little Red Riding Hood and while they exchanged caresses, the seeded sap fell on the girl’s breasts, leading her to become a carnivorous plant that absorbed the moans of her lycanthropic victimsContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Samir Karimo”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Ethan Goffman

One Man’s Trash As I emptied the trash, a trove of glasses slipped into the garbage bag’s gaping mouth.  “Hey,” I asked my wife, “have you thrown out my old glasses”?  “They were just sitting in a heap,” she said. “Some of them must have been decades old.” It was true, I had left themContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Ethan Goffman”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Stephen Whitter

How I knew you were dead – PT2 Not that it matters anymore,did it ever really matter at all?What they, you, thought of me, A matter of belief.It will always be. I’ve know been told ‘she was trying to be kind,you know Stephen, ‘with your state of mind’Oh right, so she’s dying, duly dies, without good luck,Continue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Stephen Whitter”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Robert Ragan

And Afraid There was something there with them. Rachel could feel its eyes watching as they stood around talking while they went on and on about the lake house. She stood there in a trance witness to horrible visions of chained maniacs. And the brutal man who ruled the insane with an iron fist. Dan,Continue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Robert Ragan”

FROM THE EDITOR: SUPPORT

One of my favorite books we put out here at Dumpster Fire Press is a series of time lapsed flash-fictions by Efe Tusder…UNFINISHED SKELETONS… It is one of the most creative books concieved, written and with Tusder’s permission madly designed by the DFP crew. Efe Tusder is as mad about the counter-culture narrative as weContinue reading “FROM THE EDITOR: SUPPORT”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: M.A. Blickley & Zoe Anastassiou

Mother’s Milk My lips tremble as if I am about to cry. Please let your mother’s milk steel me against the animal I become when my brain confuses intellectual arousal with physical pleasure.  Why do I nurse wounds that flow from the expectations of others?  Sometimes it feels like I’m the suckling of a TinContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: M.A. Blickley & Zoe Anastassiou”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: James Maj

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VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Laura Stamps

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE DICK AND JANE BOOKS?  See Jane watching an Oprah video on Instagram and discovering she might be suppressing her real personality simply because she’s a nice person, and has always been a nice person, and has always tried to be a nice person. See Jane run, run, run to her localContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Laura Stamps”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Robert Ragan

Their Mother Should Have Swallowed The moment Natalie started talking about the thoughts, Marshall should have left and never looked back. The night they met, he missed all the red flags and flashing warning signs. As they sat in a small bar and talked for the first time, Marshall was lost in the way herContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Robert Ragan”