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Believe it or not, I am still around.  March was busy as hell, but the workload is slowly tapering off.  I'll be back to writing, commenting, and making efforts at keeping my blog posts somewhat regular.  The posts have been far from regular, but I'm working on it.  

This summer's going to give me a lot more time to write, so I'm going to milk it for all its worth.  I've been taken on by Story Shack Magazine as a regular contributor--meaning I'll be writing at least one flash fiction piece a month.  All of that will be put up in links here and on the blog.  Aside from that, I'll be plugging away at "Instant Gratification" and "Pit Stop."  Stuff will be posted.  

Back to work.  
  • Listening to: "Ebon Coast"--Andy Mckee
  • Eating: Pork Chops

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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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:iconsmurfboy21:
Thank you for the favourite! 
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PursuingTheCerberus Jan 27, 2014  Professional Writer
thank you SO MUCH for the watch!!
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:icondodgingthebeat:
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 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 Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hey, thanks for the fave. :D
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:icondodgingthebeat:
No problem!  Great work!
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:iconchipchinka:
Thank you for adding "Burn" to your favorites.  It means a lot.  
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:iconglossolalias:
thank you for the :+devwatch:! i appreciate your interest in my work!
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:icondodgingthebeat:
No problem!  
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xbastex Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for the fav
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