It came from Mariah Montoya

Mariah Montoya’s story “The Wife of Fabian Vitalik” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 24 November 2017. I first started writing “The Wife of Fabian Vitalik” after hearing a few real-life stories about husbands or wives who left their spouse after several years of marriage (these were situations where the split seemed entirely one-sided). I wanted to explore the concept of separation – what makes someone leave? What makes someone stay? Of course, Fabian’s wife…

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A question for L’Erin Ogle

Q: Are you optimistic about the future of humanity?

A: Yes, definitely. I remember watching a tragic event on the news years ago and seeing people run to help others despite the risk to their safety. Good will always triumph over evil.

L’Erin Ogle’s story “Nobody’s Daughter and the Tree of Life” was
published on Friday, 8 June 2018.

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About David Whitaker

David Whitaker is originally from the UK though has traveled around and now resides in New Zealand. He has a degree in Journalism, however decided that as he has always preferred making things up it should ultimately become a resource rather than a profession. His stories, covering everything from sci-fi to philosophy, can be found at

David Whitaker’s story “Strangers in the Night” will be
published on Friday, 15 June 2018.

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It came from Joachim Heijndermans

Joachim Heijndermans’s story “My Book Report on Starlight” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 17 November 2017. My family moved from the Netherlands to the USA in 1998, when I was about 8 years old. I did not speak a word of English and was terrified of the prospect of attending a school where I couldn’t talk to anyone. By a pure stroke of luck, the school I attended had another student who also spoke…

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A question for Samuel Chapman

Q: What is your favourite short story?

A: “Night Meeting” by Ray Bradbury from The Martian Chronicles. Nothing much happens in it–just a guy driving to a party and meeting a Martian on the way. During their conversation, however, Earthling and Martian realize they cannot tell the difference between future and past, and that therefore the only thing we can count on is the beauty of the present. Bradbury uses simple images to immensely moving effect. The whole book is great, but this is the one I can read over and over.

Honorable mentions: “Seasons of Glass and Iron” by Amal El-Mohtar, “Idle Days on the Yann” by Lord Dunsany, “Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come to You, My Lad” by M.R. James.

Samuel Chapman’s story “The Foaling Season” was
published on Friday, 1 June 2018.

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