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Morgan Crooks 2017 Awards Eligibility Post

The end of December seems like a great time to express my gratitude for all the stories I've seen published in 2017. So, in order of appearance, here a few stories you could track down and read from me. If you were considering such a rash action.


Killing the First Gods. The Book of Blasphemous Words published by A Murder of Storytellers (January 2017). My contribution is a small tale of a woman living in the Upper Paleolithic clawing for survival visited by a ghost of one of her dead gods.


Promontory. A Breath From the Sky published by Martian Migraine Press (August 2017). A college president nears retirement from his position and his role as an agent of alien forces. He struggles to maintain his ideals in the face of certain doom and relentless suffering. Upbeat:) 



Machinery of Ghosts. The Year's Best Transhuman SF published by Gehenna and Hinnom Books (November 2017). Most of my stories this year dealt with loss and warfare in some way. This tale concerns a UN agent sent into a decaying space station haunted by the remnants of a terrible nanotechnological conflict. She discovers that some wars never end, they just dig in.

What Little We Know. From Fantasia Divinity Press December Issue (2017). A lonely ravine, two star-crossed lovers and a carnivorous statue.

The Boy in the Picture. Appeared in Grievous Angel (December 16th, 2017). A flash piece about a discovery a young man makes concerning a picture and its role bridging the future and the past.


Implicate Order. Lamplight Magazine Volume 6 Issue 2 (2017). Origami wasps and haunted Nantucket cottages. One of my favorite stories I've ever written.

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