VOICES FROM THE FIRE VOL. 11 is availabe right now! Collected the poems, stories and illustrations from offical VOICES FROM THE FIRE blog via the Dumpster Fire Press website…covering September through November 5th (fittingly enough) We’ve doing this two years now and will be running Volume 12 daily until we reach hiatus stage where weContinue reading “VOICES AND VISIONS”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Jack Henry & Dillinger

A Drug Story Fat Freddy tells me he is out of the game. Fentanyl, he says, fucked everything up. But you can still get high, still get by, just test your shit before the party begins. Small time motherfuckers don’t care and those motherfuckers are the ones that die. Hustling down to a different partContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Jack Henry & Dillinger”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Karen Cline-Tardiff

Do Credit Cards Dream of Electric Purchases? The teller thought it was probably when I tried to buy gas at the Quik-E-Mart out on the bypass. They’d had a rash of credit card skimmers on that side of town. They issued me a new card on the spot, all shiny with little gold chip, justContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Karen Cline-Tardiff”


Too Much Do you ever feel like you’re just too much? Do you ever feel that you have problems that won’t be solved in your lifetime? Do you ever feel that everyone’s holding you at a distance with a ten-foot pole? Do you ever feel that you have to be quiet so people won’t leaveContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Harry McNabb”


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”


The Naif Fisherman I’d been driven by my friends to an exhibition (not at a gallery but at the artist’s house or, more correctly, the artist’s parents’ house, a mudbrick two-story faux-Gothic number nestled in a forest background), where the wine was served in pottery goblets made by a local ‘craftsperson’ who saw anything thatContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE:Doug Jacquier”


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”


Well not really…lucky…it was a pain the ass to get out battling our distributor/printer as I recovered from a rather brutal kidney infection (full recovery pending)…. BUT HERE IT IS…VOICES FROM THE FIRE VOL. 7 It seems like these volumes are starting to find voices of their own as they should but in a commonContinue reading “LUCKY NUMBER 7”

Sweet Smell of Success…

Sometimes it doesn’t always smell so sweet…in fact sometimes it isn’t even successful…and there’s humor to be found there among the tragedy of it all and perhaps a bit of hope to salvage the mess but isn’t that why we dream and what happens when those dreams come during the dead time of being awake?Continue reading “Sweet Smell of Success…”

In the Land of Eternal Thirst, some of that desert magic…

While DFP is still technically on hiatus, there are obligations to be fulfilled and due to some issues with Amazon (fuck Jeff Bezos) what was intended as a July release has been unleashed in August… Leah Mueller’s LAND OF ETERNAL THIRST AND OTHER STORIES It feels odd to refer to someone you correspond with byContinue reading “In the Land of Eternal Thirst, some of that desert magic…”