VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Milenko Županović

Screams In the valley  of darkness  screams  of demons  trapped in a cave  the way of hell covered  with ashes. Shadow The hidden  tears  of angels  in the hearts  of the faithful  on the hill  of Golgotha  covered  with the shadow  of the cross.

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: John Stickney

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: S.A. Gerber

Another Realm The roses erupt   and the clouds  burn above  and below.  Seeking refuge  from an ominous  gray mist attempting  to strangle thought.  Two hours in the  tavern cannot  diffuse the terror.  Too many blood-  red eyes reflecting  all sad truths.  Some clarity claws  through the cobwebs  saying that someone  spoke of a ‘center’  toContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: S.A. Gerber”

KELP ME!

An escape from National Poetry Month and poetry just in general…. Dumpster Fire Press’ first release for May features the spectacular short fiction collection from VOICES FROM THE FIRE contributor and fellow MAD SWIRL contributor Harry McNabb. Featuring cover art by James Maj. “It’s a real pleasure to release Harry McNabb’s latest story collection.  IContinue reading “KELP ME!”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Dillinger

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Harry McNabb

Harry McNabb Volleyball Touchdown Get Beer Money I was looking out over the waterpark that is bigger than planet earth with my boy Colton, thinking about the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and thinking that this was probably how they felt when they thought about California.  Like they were home.  And I was going to goContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Harry McNabb”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: S.A. Gerber

Another round I’m drinking with Edgar  while Baudelaire claws  the turf and howls outside.  Poe is a lot drunker than  he should be…a cheap date,  a ‘lightweight’ even.  “You know that Lowell  wrote that I am only two-  fifth’s genius?”, he stutters.  “So fucking what!”, I reply,  Look what you did to that  guy outContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: S.A. Gerber”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Harry McNabb

Mr. Socks and the Giant Bee I decided, after I had seen a post on social media about “coming out day,” that I would make a pivotal decision about my sexuality for forever or for the time being. I said to myself that if the boss called me in to his office in the nextContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Harry McNabb”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Harry McNabb

I Want to be a Pet I slept on the floor of the lettuce room.  It was wet.  My pants were wet because whenever my clothes are wet, I shiver out a small allotment of fear-pee.  I had no choice.  My father had given me a knuckle sandwich when I’d said I needed a placeContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Harry McNabb”

SOCIAL YET DISTANCED & AWKWARD

I say stuff about stuff regarding Dumpster Fire Press and name drop like a mother fucker in a socially awkward manner and had I had seven more minutes probably would’ve droned on about even weirder shit concerning pending projects… https://anchor.fm/emotionalorphan/episodes/Social-Yet-Distanced-Welcome-Mike-Zone-of-Dumpster-Fire-Press-eogpuf/a-a47orl7?fbclid=IwAR0eXwQtGMXY1vgDneEPO4gUsXY33ACPAQd1BKFEiS6fUXpvpMoQ69Q6eW4 Thanks to the Emotional Orphan of the Social Yet Distanced podcast for having me