Chambers of the Heart: speculative stories
B. Morris Allen, author
A heart that's a building, a dog that's a program, a woman who's sinking irretrievably - stories about love, loss, and movement. A collection of speculative stories from author and editor B. Morris Allen. Chambers of the Heart – when someone else's heart is your home Building on Sand – your own child or the child that needs you now? Blush – when everyone else wears a mask, what's it like to bare your face? Minstrel Boy Howling at the Moon – magic, music, and ... buffalo? Fetch – she may be a simulation, but out on the edge, she’s one man’s best friend The Humblebract Expedition – a play date for a dying child can only end in tragedy, right? When Dooryards First in the Lilac Bloomed – a doorway to opportunity and change, if only they can understand it Some Sun and Delilah – a sunny island, an abandoned temple, and … truth? Crying in the Salt House – the house is built from tears, or so they say Full of Stars – jar half empty, jar half full Memory and Faded Ink – the aliens are perfectly human ... and just as flawed Fountainhead – arranged pairings never work, especially with different species Adaptations to Coastal Erosion – what do you do when your spouse just sinks away, literally? Outburst – Earth is dead, and the one remaining orbital can’t be saved, can it? The Irrigation Ditch – they came to hide, but didn’t realize it was from each other Dragons I Have Slain – take hope where you find it Art by Bonnie Leeman.
"...remarkably effective stories...
A marvelously varied and heart-tugging collection of tales."