VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Carmen Grover

The Golden Apple For many years I pruned apple trees. In the beginning I started very hesitantly wanting every apple to stand a fighting chance. As I continued to learn the craft pruning became easier overtime more apples fell to the ground without wavering, they became easier to get rid of. This made more chanceContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Carmen Grover”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Carmen Grover

Into The Darkness It was half past four. The Dawn setting in I must walk I have to. I set out into the Growing darker sky, stars, brighter, snow whiter. Headphones in with lame affirmations blaring in my ears Into the woods I picked up my pace. This quickened step came to a slow whenContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Carmen Grover”

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: James Maj

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VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Steven Dee Kish

Bad Friends I flip open my zippo lighter…flick …flick… The orange flame lights my Kent cigarette; the smell of tobacco fills the air. I grab a church key and open a bottle of beer. I’m drowning my sorrows with booze; it soothes my parched throat. Half buzzed; I take a stroll to MY community center.Continue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Steven Dee Kish”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Shane Allison

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: S.A. Gerber

Coffee We met  for coffee.  I had  No intention  of hitting  on her.  I was   married and  her husband  was doing  time for  some kind  of telemarket-  ing fraud.  Besides, she  has… rumor  has it…  f—ed most  of the   boys in  the Buddha  Garden poetry  reading group.  She hosted  this group  and was  now droning Continue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: S.A. Gerber”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Shane Allison

BEDROOM ANATOMY LESSONS

Dumpster Fire Press is proud to present the release of our first 2022 anthology SEX! SEX! SEX! Erotica of all sorts, lessons learned in and outside of the bedroom? Was it a tragic romance or just another illusionary lust trance? Maybe there’s even a hint of someone NOT getting laid with even some paranormal romanceContinue reading “BEDROOM ANATOMY LESSONS”

PUNKY DILLINGER…ART DIRECTOR

Yeah we never thought we’d see Dillinger with such a distinguished title either but as we navigate through whatever the hell we’re doing as it expands into wherever and whatever hell it’s mutating into it became necessary to shift some of the editorial duties over and give Dillinger a distinguished title to make for theContinue reading “PUNKY DILLINGER…ART DIRECTOR”