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An anthology of the weird, the bizarre and the twisted. And we mean this literally. Fireside Popsicles features short stories, poetry and prose by great talents working in the literary worlds of bizarro, dark erotica, splatterpunk and alt-lit such as Bradley Sands, Jeremy C. Shipp and James Ward Kirk.
Kindle Edition, 204 pages
Published April 10th 2014 by Fireside Press
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Michael
Apr 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bizarro
Excellent debut from Fireside Press that includes stories from a variety of genres. If you're a fan of bizarro fiction you'll see a lot of familiar faces and every story here is pure gold.

Popsicles is a flawless anthology that should be on everyone's reading list. I heard about this way back in December and as I began reading it I was reminded why indie fiction is so good. While everyone is churning out the same rehashed ideas and catering to their fan base Fireside has released a book that wil
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Sauda Namir
Jul 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
There are 26 of these Twisted Tales Told by the Fire in all; each one a unique flavor. I’m pleased with Fireside Press for including such diversity within their anthology. The flow of the book is beautifully curated, each story carefully placed as if they were tracks on an album. Keeping a tight pace, and yet allowing for significant shifts in genre, tone, and style. A perfect example of which is the pairing of Rick Austin’s tale “The Mysterious Case of the Post-Apocalyptic Oxymoron” just before ...more
David Eccles
Apr 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This debut publication from Fireside Press, a project jointly edited by Sheila Hall and M.C. O'Neill has pulled together a plethora of talent ranging from some of the giants of bizarro, alt-lit, erotica and dark fiction to those who are seeing their work in print for the very first time.
In total, there are 26 "Popsicles" for you to ingest and, as is always the case, not all flavours may be to everyone's liking, though I urge the reader to suck it and see, because you'll be pleasantly surprised a
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Rodney
Apr 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
After reading the list of authors represented in this anthology from Fireside Press, I bought it right away and began reading. A great quality is the variety of the short stories inside. Some of them could be called bizarro, others were more along the lines of general horror, there's even a bit of noir. The best ones were Douglas Hackle's Trapdoor People, Max Booth's A Moment of Silence, Jeremy Shipp's The Worm Men, and Jeremy Maddux's The Street Artist. What I enjoy about reading anthologies is ...more
Teresa
Rounded up from a 4.73 (I rated each story individually then averaged them out...yes, I know I'm a dork). Great collection of stories with a few cool 'easter eggs' thrown in. I've got 'mini-reviews' for each story that I need to copy and paste here. It'll happen one day...
Kelly Smith Reviews
Jun 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
More and more anthologies are being published, but few have such a diverse and yet common theme of "twisted tales". Sheila Hall and M.C. O'Neill (Sheila being the person who brought us The Struggle Anthology) put together Fireside Popsicles, a collection of short stories by some of today's independent writers.
With stories about killer Santa Claus and a murderous twelve year old, the whole world going deaf and mute, and monotony of life being broken by a teal bra, I can guarantee that you will ne
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J.C. Michael
Jul 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: written-by-me
Fireside Popsicles is the first release from Fireside Press and it's a brave first foray for editors Sheila Hall and M C O'Neil. Why do I say that? Because they haven't gone with a collection that fits nicely within any set genre, or which revolves around a central theme.
Instead, this collection can in some ways be viewed as a sampler of things to come. A collection of bizarro, horror, and dark fiction, the likes of which will no doubt be found in future publications where there will be more of
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James L'Etoile
Sep 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Somewhere there is an asylum where the patients have managed to run amok and stolen the keys. The contributing authors of Fireside Popsicles have dark, twisted souls on the best of days. With storylines involving trapdoor people, olfactory tumors, mermaids, stalking ghostly apparitions and a warning of a new Great Chicago Fire, there is clearly a group of social outcasts talented authors who take everyday observations and twist them into the bizarre and unrecognizable.

Fireside Popsicles is not f
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Joseph Patchen
Jun 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
See my full review on Lurid-lit.com.
Robert Bose
Sep 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: strange
There are a lot of stories of many different flavours (literally). I loved them all, even the ones that were challenging to mentally consume.

Many of the tales actually featured a popsicle as a central part of the plot. Loved that!
Melki
Jun 26, 2019 rated it liked it
Here's a motley collection of horror and bizarro tales. I didn't enjoy this one as much as I thought I might . . . though the more traditional horror tales were compelling and well written. Popsicles did indeed show up in a few of the stories.
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