Wytchen Wood – Lori J. Fitzgerald

A decade of shavings covered the floor of Lewys’s carpentry shop. He didn’t bother sweeping any more, although he probably should — wood without magic produces a drab dust that desiccates the throat, shrivels the lungs. He coughed and gulped from his flask, stepping back from his work. Carving the finishing scrollwork on yet another hope chest for the latest bride-to-be in town did nothing to fill his own hollowness. “Wait for me,” she had…

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It came from Christopher Cervelloni

Christopher Cervelloni’s story “Trucks in Reverse” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 9 June 2017. “Trucks in Reverse” started with a simple question: Can bad people in one context be great people in another? I have always loved speculative fiction and found it to be the right place to explore this question. Through many drafts, I stayed focused on the idea that people sometimes must do bad things to protect and care for the ones…

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About Alexandra Grunberg

Alexandra Grunberg is an author, actress, and screenwriter. In the fall of 2017, she will be pursuing her Masters Degree in Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow. She enjoys reading Stephen King novels by day and binge watching Netflix by night.


Alexandra Grunberg’s story “Emeralds or Amethysts” will be published on Friday, 29 December 2017.
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Sharpington’s Coffers – Current Score 49.8 – Erik Goldsmith

A perfunctory stare hovers above the counter of Sharpington Coffers, a small antique store on the south side of Picadilly Circus. The owner of the stare, one Mr. Bartholomew Sharpington, watches his entrance with the patience of the rat catcher, waiting outside a hole for his prey, his customer, who will be walking through those doors… any… second… now. Ching. Ching. A tall man in a black hat steps into the store and shakes his…

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It came from Michelle Ann King

Michelle Ann King’s story “Light Winds With a Chance of Velociraptors” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 2 June 2017. Like Harry, I also once read a piece about the ‘what happens is what you believe’ theory, and decided it could create a different, and interesting kind of apocalypse. I love end-of-the-world stories, but so often the characters who fix it are soldiers, scientists and superheroes — and they’re almost always young, fit and gorgeous.…

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