It came from Beth Goder

Beth Goder’s story “To the Eggplant Cannon” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 21 April 2017. I wrote the first draft of “To the Eggplant Cannon” for a flash fiction contest run by my writing group. I’m afraid I’ve forgotten the prompt that sparked this story, but I had just visited Gilroy Gardens, an amusement park that was the inspiration for the setting. (They have people dressed in garlic suits, and a spectacular train that…

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It came from Ian Rennie

Ian Rennie’s story “Angels at the Border” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 14 April 2017. Fiction surrounding the technological singularity has always bothered me, even leaving aside the questions that scientists and futurists raise about whether it will actually happen at all. We have this idea that when some form of global digital consciousness happens it will happen everywhere, for everyone. This misses two fundamental things about humanity. The first is that not everyone…

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It came from Juliet Kemp

Juliet Kemp’s story “Scraps” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 7 April 2017. I sew myself, and when I had the idea for this story, I’d just been working on a patchwork quilt. There’s a myth that patchwork quilts were always made from worn clothing and other scraps from dressmaking — undoubtedly sometimes they were, but people have also always bought fabric specifically for making quilts. But when I make scrap quilts (quilts made using…

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It came from Timothy Mudie

Timothy Mudie’s story “Sundown on the Hill” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 31 March 2017. This story first started germinating years ago when my father told me a story about his trip to Woodstock. As he tells it, one of the friends he went with had an epiphany partway through the festival, left, and joined a seminary. While I can’t speak to the veracity of that story, something about someone leaving Woodstock for a…

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It came from Damien Krsteski

Damien Krsteski’s story “Lake Oreyd” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 24 March 2017. The relationship between faith and science interests me as a social phenomenon: I won’t deny I’ve enjoyed following the rhetorical tug-of-war, rooting from the sidelines for one camp, then, in equal measure and in eager anticipation, for their opponent, scrambling in the ensuing fray for every nutritional nugget of food-for-thought among the verbal chaff. But metaphysical debating aside, the subject attracts…

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It came from Angus Cervantes

Angus Cervantes’s story “Bad News from the Future” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 17 March 2017. This story’s creation was surprisingly literal. First it nearly happened, and then I thought about it happening, and wrote it down. I took a corner cavalierly and barely missed a significant car accident. I was horrified by how close I’d come to the most terrible consequences. I knew I’d never be careless again while driving my children, and…

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