The Number of the Tribe – Gerald Warfield

Gurn levered himself up from his bed of furs, hoping he hadn’t cried out. A few embers glowed in the fire pit, casting warm light on the roof of skins. Around him, he heard only gentle breathing and the snoring of his mother. No one else was awake. No one’s pulse raced but his. He could never sleep after a visit from the white figure, and so he rose, naked, and quietly skirted the fire…

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Another question for Gerald Warfield

Q: What’s a typical writing day like for you?

A: I work late, very late. Somehow, my life gets going in the course of the day, and I don’t usually start writing until the afternoon. It may be something to do with being old. A day is like a reflection of my life. I seem to be most productive at the end.


Gerald Warfield’s story The Number of the Tribe” was published on Friday, 10 November 2017.
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More about Gerald Warfield

Most of his adult life, Gerald Warfield lived in New York City, on the upper west side and in Chelsea. His first job was at the Library and Museum of the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. He marched in the first Gay Pride Parade in 1970. After leaving music, he supported himself writing how-to books in finance, and textbooks in music; his formal education was in music theory and composition (UNT and Princeton). He’s an old man now and lives in a small Texas town where he’s very out of place. He was accepted into and survived the Odyssey Writers’ Workshop in 2010. That’s where he really learned to write.

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Gerald Warfield’s story The Number of the Tribe” was published on Friday, 10 November 2017.
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Metaphorosis: Best of 2016

Metaphorosis: Best of 2016

Beautifully written speculative fiction from Metaphorosis magazine.

The best science fiction and fantasy stories from Metaphorosis magazine’s first year. Mysterious languages, unusual dogs, solitude, alien communications, and magic. Available for pre-order now.

  • The Demon in the Page – Joshua Phillip Johnson
  • Heard – Elise Forier Edie
  • In Dew and Frost and Flame – Vanessa Fogg
  • The Heresy Machine – Gerald Warfield
  • Gathering Dust – Meryl Stenhouse
  • So, You’re In an Alternate Universe – Jeremy Packert Burke
  • Solomon and the Dragon’s Tongue – Molly Etta
  • Spoiler: She Leaves Him – Jack Noble
  • The World’s Secret Heartbeat – Aatif Rashid
  • Whalesong – L. Chan
  • How to Survive a Fish Attack – Kato Thompson
  • My Dog is the Constellation Canis Major – Jarod K. Anderson
  • The Sea Bank of Svalbard South – Octavia Cade

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The Heresy Machine – Gerald Warfield

Goranth struggled up the cracked and crumbling stairs of the ancient tunnel. His squat build, typical of the Dunn, rendered him ill-suited for climbing. His short legs trembled, his tail stump ached, and his labored breaths created little puffs of fog before his face. But Goranth was undaunted by the precipitous climb. Bracing himself with one hand against the fractured wall, he gripped a clay lamp in the other and doggedly persisted, hefting himself, step…

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