About Luke Elliott

Luke Elliott was born and raised in the suburbs of central Florida. In his late twenties, he travelled across the country with his wife and two dogs to live in Portland, Oregon, where he fell in love with the city and a region with natural beauty as magical as any fantasy world. He has a B.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Florida where he studied and wrote both literature and poetry, and earned a MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. Now he writes mostly science fiction, fantasy, and horror, but will go wherever inspiration leads. In August of 2017, he launched the Ink to Film podcast with a filmmaker co-host, where he discusses books and their film adaptations from a writer’s point of view. In between writing and podcasting, he collects quality single malts and is always happy to pour a dram for company.

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Luke Elliott’s story “Always Dawn to Forever Night” will be
published on Friday, 2 March 2018.

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A question for Mark David Adam

Q: When do you decide a story is finished?

A: I often don’t know where a story is going, or how it will wrap up, until I get there. I believe that good stories are discoveries, or at least have an unpredictable organic quality, where the characters and events start to chart their own course. While some stories are thought out before I begin writing — or the end is known and it is the journey that needs to be discovered — I am often surprised by the ending and say to myself, “So that’s what happens.”

In terms of when I consider a story finished, as in, I’ve worked on it enough, not until it gets published. Almost every time I reread a story, I find something I hadn’t noticed before or that I could do better. Each time a story is rejected, I work on it before sending it out again. It is only that final stamp of approval that ends the process.


Mark David Adam’s story “Hold This Star for Me” was
published on Friday, 16 February 2018.

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About David A. Gray

Gray is an exiled Scots creative director and journalist living in NYC. He works for a range of print and digital magazines and brands, and every night he climbs to the roof of his Brooklyn apartment building and squints at the Manhattan skyline, wondering how it might look in a century or few. Sometimes he thinks it will be a glittering gem, other times, a flooded ruin. Or maybe a bit of both.


David A. Gray’s story “Hishi” was
published on Friday, 23 February 2018.

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It came from Karl Dandenell (again)

Karl Dandenell’s story “Papa Pedro’s Children” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 28 July 2017. “Papa Pedro’s Children” is one of those stories that took years to write. Literally. The situation came to me while I was sitting in a big, comfy rocking chair, giving my daughter a bottle. (She’s now in high school.) I wanted to explore the idea of a main character who was caring for a child that wasn’t his, so I…

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A question for David Gallay

Q: What kind of pieces are the most fun to write (action, lyrical, etc.)?

A: The human mind has an underrated capacity for acceptance. The pieces I find the most fun to write are those that arise from characters placed in unexpected, uncomfortable or even horrific situations and then watching them navigate their way through it. No matter how dark or bizarre the circumstances, the act of living always finds its own lyric beauty.


David Gallay’s story “Cheminagium” was
published on Friday, 9 February 2018.

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