It came from Matthew Gomez

Matthew Gomez’s story “Right Behind You” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 12 November 2021. I taught high school English for a number of years, and during that time I wrote a series of lessons based on a story in The Economist called “Fields of Tears.” The article describes the lengths migrant farm workers from Latin America go to in hopes of earning a better life for their families in the United States. Many of …

Another question for Chloe Smith

Q: Are you a Luddite? Or do you have the latest and greatest technology?

A: I’m a member of the Oregon Trail generationthe people who got the internet at home when they were children or teens, who know the sound of dial-up, might have gotten their first cell phone when they went off to college, and definitely had social media accounts by the time they graduated. As a result, although I remember life before everything was digitally connected, I’ve always had to adapt to evolving technology. I try to be comfortable with new platforms, media, and devices, but I also don’t value any of it for its own sake. Technology is really just a big umbrella term for an expanding set of tools. Like storytelling, the value is in how it’s used.


Chloe Smith’s story “Midnight’s Second Station
in Metaphorosis Friday, 27 May 2022.
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June 2022

June 2022

Beautifully written speculative fiction from Metaphorosis magazine.

All the stories from the month, plus author biographies, interviews, and story origins.

Table of Contents

  • Since We Don’t Have Wings — Gwen Whiting
  • Time, Wolf, Emit, Flow — Anna Madden
  • Her Spirit Animal — L.A.W. Butler
  • Tashala’s Hair — Richard Strachan

Cover art by Carol Wellart.

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It came from A.J. Cunder

A.J. Cunder’s story “Treedom” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 5 November 2021. The concept for this piece emerged from my own struggles with “fitting in,” and finding acceptance as a member of the gay community. At first, Garold was meant to embody this transformation, while the children were mostly just observers—conduits between Garold and the town. But after a few rounds of edits, I realized (along with Morris) that the true heart of this …