I curate ancient stories and cultivate them into new tales.
I’m a story lover from Northern Ireland. I’m moved by stories. I use them in life and business. And I’ve even started to invent some of my own. I’d love to talk with you about what stories mean and get your feedback on my work here.
I relate to stories in different ways. As a couch potato (‘connoisseur’ sounded too smug), I enjoy watching and reading them. As a curator, I select and present stories made by others for your enjoyment. As a critic, I love to get behind them, looking for patterns and tropes. And as a creator, I’m starting to try my hand at making – or finding? – some of my own.
Allen is a fan of…
Allen’s Narrated Short Stories
I’ve had some of my short stories published in fantasy and sci-fi anthologies. My plan is to present new stories here for you to read. And if there’s enough interest, I’ll narrate them for the fun of it and see how they sound in my dulcet Northern Irish twang.
Books by Allen
These are the first drafts of the front covers for my forthcoming books. Art thanks to @PeterIainHogg1