Walter Balerno


I grew up in Scotland where I rode my bike a lot, waited in the underpass for rain showers to end, wrote stories in school jotters, and painted pictures of my cat and other things. After deciding I had too little talent to attend art school I studied philosophy at Edinburgh University because I felt it was both interesting and unlikely to lead to a traditional job.

Here I am, writing stories and hoping that you read them.

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The Abolition Of Sadness
Price: $2.30 USD. Words: 42,950. Language: British English. Published: March 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
On a decades-long flight from Earth to another planet, Solace struggled with addiction. Put to sleep for the rest of the journey, he awakes to find himself on a frozen planet whose terraforming has only just begun. The colonists drift through their long lives, editing their own thoughts and experiences of life, sharing them with each other. Brutal murders are epidemic but hardly anybody seems...

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