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Find it here.  I've fallen in love with the illustration after seeing it go by on my Facebook feed.  Thanks to Darcy Rozen for creating it.  It isn't what I imagined, but it fits the atmosphere (literally) of what I was intending.  Thanks once again to the Story Shack for being a place where I can publish on a semi-regular basis.  To anyone out there who writes short fiction and is looking for a place to send their stuff, I can't recommend them enough.  
  • Listening to: \"Dead Eye\"--Middle Class Rut
  • Reading: \"Dies The Fire\"--S.M. Stirling
  • Eating: Oatmeal
  • Drinking: Nothing

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Ben Dodge
Artist | Literature
Canada
While not otherwise occupied, I splurge prose onto a page and worry afterwards about things like coherence or meaning. In short, I'm a writer and journalist hoping to make it as a professional novelist, screenwriter, graphic novel writer, or investigative reporter. If that means starving, so be it.

I've been published four times at The Story Shack (online flash-fiction website).

THINGS I ATTEMPT: Writing, music, occasional filming, devil's advocacy

GENRES I ATTEMPT: Sci-fi (trans-humanism, cyberpunk, military), low fantasy, contemporary fiction (punk especially), historical fiction, or anything rattling around in my skull or in my notebook.

THINGS I IDENTIFY WITH: Humanism, anti-capitalism, direct democracy, socialism, human rights/social justice. Add a pinch of punk, freelove, and free-thought.

THINGS I'M NOT A FAN OF: Capitalism, fascism, human rights abuses, hypocrisy, extreme ideologies, polemics, mass media (especially tabloids), empiricism, low pay for the arts, Stephen Harper, American politics, nukes, Starbucks coffee.
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Tales-of-Tao Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Student General Artist
Happy birthday!
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DodgingTheBeat Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014   Writer
Thanks!
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smurfboy21 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
Thank you for the favourite! 
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PursuingTheCerberus Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Professional Writer
thank you SO MUCH for the watch!!
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DodgingTheBeat Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014   Writer
No problem- I'm not a big poetry guy, but I'll read Bukowski.   And you did him justice.   Will definitely be checking out your gallery in the next few days
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PursuingTheCerberus Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Professional Writer
I appreciate that more than you can imagine, especially from a fellow fan of his. 

Bukowski is my biggest influence.  It wasn't until I found him that I knew poetry could be any other way than I remembered it from school. He loosened me up, taught me another way that poetry could be written that wasn't so heavy and constricted.  Since discovering him I've become a poet myself and put out two books.  I became friends his ex-girlfriend Pamela Wood (Cupcakes) infamously called 'Scarlet' in many poems of Love Is A Dog From Hell. She told me I should submit some poems to the Charles Bukowski Anthology and I did.  This poem along with two others got in.  It's very exciting for a fan like me to get recognized honoring him.   

To be 100% honest with you, my gallery on here doesn't represent my poetry in the greatest way.  My poetry books really do.  I hand select certain poems to put up here (almost like a band releasing three singles from an album) but I craft my books to be very cohesive and atmospheric throughout, with quite a lot of autobiographical stuff that people can relate to.  Perhaps I can send a few copies your way at some future point (?) I said all of this because I was not a poetry guy either, a mere eight years ago.  I hated it.  Because you like Bukowski, I think you will really enjoy my books. 

Thanks so much for the interest!
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RavensScar Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hey, thanks for the fave. :D
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DodgingTheBeat Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013   Writer
No problem!  Great work!
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Chipchinka Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013   Writer
Thank you for adding "Burn" to your favorites.  It means a lot.  
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glossolalias Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
thank you for the :+devwatch:! i appreciate your interest in my work!
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