A question for Kaos Nest

Q: What do you think is the single most important quality for a good artist to possess?

A: The ability to change. In term of techniques, style, but also mental view. To not be afraid to try new things and start again, over and over, to practice and improve.


Kaos Nest‘s image “Giant” is the cover art for our February 2017 stories.Metaphorosis

About Suzanne J. Willis

Suzanne is a Melbourne, Australia-based lawyer and writer. Her spare moments are spent with stories and music. There is a garden outside her little library that was built in the hope that the stories and the greenery might coax the faeries to make a home there. Her tales are inspired by fairytales, ghost stories and all things strange, but her favourite time is spent chilling out at home with her patient partner and pampered pooch.

Suzanne can be found online at suzannejwillis.webs.com


Suzanne Willis’s story “A Nightingale’s Map of the City” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 10 February 2017. Subscribe to our e-mail updates so you’ll know when new stories go live.

A question for Sean R. Robinson

Q: Do you write with a particular audience in mind?

A: I don’t, really. I think I ascribe to Stephen King’s idea that the “perfect reader” exists in the head of every writer. I hope folks are willing to believe in the story that they’re reading. I hope that it can provide them entertainment, or escape, or whatever else brought them to the story. My hope is that, by coming to my work, someone finds something for them unexpected that resonates inside of them.


Sean R. Robinson’s story “The Snow Queen’s Daughter” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 27 January 2017. Subscribe to our e-mail updates so you’ll know when new stories go live.

About Kaos Nest

Jo was born in 1992 and they are a freelance artist from Italy. They love handicrafts and making things, so after studying engraving techniques and jewellery crafting, Jo often travels, living in different rural places for long periods of time where they learn other crafts, like woodworking and metalworking.

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Kaos Nest‘s image “Giant” is the cover art for our February 2017 stories.Metaphorosis

 

A question for Rachel Kolar

Q: What are you reading now?

A: I’m currently reading The Martian by Andy Weir. I’d been reading a lot of depressing cyberpunk like Neuromancer and Feed, so The Martian is a breath of fresh air. I love the humor and the way it makes the science relatively comprehensible for an English major, and as an epistolary junkie I’m a fan of the log format. As a fun side effect, it also makes me feel like MacGyver every time I jury-rig something during a simple household chore. I put up the Halloween tombstones in a creative way? Oh, yeah, I’m totally ready for Mars.

I’m also listening to the audiobook of Revival by Stephen King. Based on the title, I was wary of reading it at first—I like King a lot, but his Christian characters tend to be a thousand and one variations on Carrie’s mom. When I learned more about the premise, I gave it a try and am thankful that I did. Here’s hoping that the second half is as good as the first.


Rachel Kolar’s story “Be Prepared to Shoot the Nanny” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 20 January 2017. Subscribe to our e-mail updates so you’ll know when new stories go live.