Burn My Shorts

Welcome to Burn My Shorts, A FUSEE exclusive from Letter Burn (a.k.a. Parts Permillion), the author and artist for Charrtoons.  If you ever wondered about Bio Char and wanted to learn more, especially with these hilarious characters, you have to visit Charrtoons.

Each of the short stories in this feature has its origin in a parable we may have read as children, when the hearth fire was burning and we were open to a cautionary tale or a heroic epic, perhaps both.  These classic tales are retold with wildland fire cast as the agent for change and redemption. A new Burn My Shorts will come out every two weeks for the next few months, and each is presented with artwork from our friend, Catalonian artist, Josep Serra Tarragon, who has done fire artwork for the Art & Fire Collection maintained by the Pau Costa Foundation.

To Build a Backfire, Inspired by “To Build a Fire” by Jack London

The Tell-Tale HotspotInspired by “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Pow

The Most Dangerous Overtime GameInspired by “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell | May 23, 2019

The Clothes Make the Hero, Inspired by “Clothes make the man.” by Henri Duvernois. | Sep 26, 2018

The Signal-Man’s Fire, Inspired by The SignalMan” by Charles Dickens | December 7, 2018

How A Firefighter Fed Two Overhead, Inspired by “How a Muzhik Fed Two Officials.” by Mikhail Saltykov Shchedrin | January 27, 2019

Monkey Paw Fire One, Inspired by “The Monkey’s Paw.” by W.W. Jacobs | April 14, 2019