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B. Morris Allen
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stories of love and disaster
stories of love and disaster

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Now on Patreon!

So, I decided to try out Patreon as an author (in addition to the Patreon we run for Metaphorosis). I’ll be posting stories and chapters on a regular basis. Take a look! https://www.patreon.com/BMorrisAllen

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In July, I started in on the Ray Bradbury story-a-week effort. More recently, I found that real life is throwing up substantial obstacles. Initially the effort went well; it was a good motivational tool for writing. I wrote a story a week fairly easily,…

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Just over a year ago, I’d never been to a science fiction convention. Mostly, it was a question of access; I didn’t live in places where SFF conventions happened. I also didn’t really know what went on at them. Last year, back in the US, I decided to…

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Download a free copy of one of my short story collections before Christmas!

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Don't vote? Don't gripe. @BMorrisAllen

Some decades ago, on a back road in coastal Oregon, there was a sign on a fence saying “Don’t vote? Don’t gripe.” I think that’s a fair position. If you can’t be troubled to take part in governing your own country, you don’t get to complain about the…

Got a Silver Honorable Mention for WOTF Q3. I think that's four HMs (one silver). I'm very pleased, but also baffled that (what I think are) my better stories didn't get any recognition at all.

Poor judge of my own work, or just different tastes?

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Song Artist Story Ordinary Man Gordon Lightfoot Lonesome, Restless Feeling You know about Gordon Lightfoot. I’ve been listening to his music almost since I was born. The other day, I was listening in the car, and heard a line I’ve heard a hundred times,…

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Song Artist Story Seven Shells Fred Eaglesmith Seven Shells Fred Eaglesmith is a Canadian singer-songwriter who writes great music (and who is one of the several artists my wife lumps together as “the depressing guy”). This song has the great line “I got…

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Song Artist Story Pictured Within Jon Lord Dragons I Have Slain Jon Lord was the keyboard element of Deep Purple, but also an accomplished solo artist. His output was irregular and uneven, but his album Pictured Within is excellent. Early one morning,…

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Song Artist Story Waiting for the Winter Planet P Project Waiting for the Winter This song by Tony Carey starts with the terrific line: “He knows that winter is coming, and he knows he won’t survive.” I loved the fatalist but determined feel of it.…
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