VOICES FROM THE FIRE: James Maj

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Carmen Grover

The Monster Shake  I have never pondered the strength of a handshake…how hard to squeeze, how long to hold, how much to shake and when to release?  Like my anger!  The tale of the father who was battered and now himself is abusive…why?  Fighting it, resisting it and even hating it, but it’s much moreContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Carmen Grover”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Stephen Whitter

Becoming old First it reminds me most friends are dead.Well, that is just the way of things, what can I expect ?Did I think they would wait for me, give me a chance to catch up?I tried.Because I wanted my to be together again, talk for hours over a cup.Well, that seemed more probable thanContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Stephen Whitter”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: George Gad Economou

Invisible Drunkard as you hunker down on your stool and order PBR and Kentucky Beau, look to your left, perhaps to your right, I’m on a stool drinking getting disoriented, you’ll see a shadow sitting there, nodding in approval of your crude order and your  frigid manners. a crazy old man, in something resembling aContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: George Gad Economou

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Shane Allison

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: Gayle Bell

Buddy And The King Of I-35 If you see us camped on a busy street a sign that says nee foo Spare some change A dollar for a smile a can of dogfood for the king of I35 May the Lord serve you well He says to all who pass I was a mutt escapingContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Gayle Bell”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: George Schaefer

THE DRUNKENING The drunkening is underway and I’ll say it wasn’t my fault but I know it was fully an occurrence of my own choosing I’ll heartily swallow the rotgut whiskey and without memory stumble back to the train station avoiding law enforcement on auto pilot I’ll catch the right train; sip an extra largeContinue reading “VOICES FROM THE FIRE: George Schaefer”

THE SELFISH CITY: A REVIEW

*every so often at DFP we spotlight a title we haven’t released. As Editor in-Chief I usually end the year spotlighting several books from different publishers featuring authors that may or may not have contributed to Dumpster Fire Press. Bhoj Kumar Dhamala’s THE SELFISH CITY was going to be one of those works, however sometimesContinue reading “THE SELFISH CITY: A REVIEW”

VOICES FROM THE FIRE: Tiberius Galloway