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The Eye of the Goddess – Samuel Parr

July 2022

The Sololfursson had said Ingolfur was too weak to reach the Goddess’s Isle. Their laughter haunted him for three days across the sea, yet finally he found the island’s skirt of silver mist, as the druids had promised. The vapour shelled him in silver, softening the itch of his bloodstained skin and deepening his certainty. This place had been his destiny since he was born.

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About L.D. Oxford

L.D. Oxford writes speculative fiction and recently completed her first novel. When she’s not writing or working a day job, you can find her playing with paint, digging in dirt, or satisfying her travel bug. She lives with her family in Seattle.

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L.D. Oxford’s story “The Girl Who Drew the World
in Metaphorosis Friday, 22 July 2022.
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It came from Douglas DiCicco

Douglas DiCicco’s story “Gatekeepers” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 24 December 2021. The world of fiction is full of gatekeepers, from editors of major publications to social media trolls who take it upon themselves to police who counts as a “real” fan of their genre. This can be demoralizing not only to writers, but to readers. This story came from taking that problem to an extreme, and thinking about the ways people can respond …

A question for Mahmud El Sayed

Q: What is your favorite fairy tale?

A: One Thousand and One Nights. It has everything. Charismatic heroes. Terrifying villains. Djinns. Thieves. Adventures. Magic carpets and healing apples. Proto-sci-fi and murder mystery. My favourite story is probably “The Fisherman and the Jinni” which tells how a quick-witted fisherman is able to get one over on an all-powerful genie.


Mahmud El Sayed’s story “The Lost Library
in Metaphorosis Friday, 8 July 2022.
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About Daniel Ausema

Daniel Ausema’s stories and poems of strange magic and wondrous worlds have appeared in many publications. He is drawn to the lyrical and the allusive in a wide range of speculative genres, in everything from microfiction to novels. He lives in Colorado at the foot of the Rockies.

danielausema.com, @ausema


Daniel Ausema’s story “By the Scars Shall You Know
in Metaphorosis Friday, 15 July 2022.
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