About Cecelia Isaac

Cecelia Isaac is a fantasy author based in New Jersey. In her day job as a geospatial research specialist, she studies the decarbonization of the electrical grid. Her hobbies include being really bad at badminton. Besides fantasy, her favorite genre to read is mystery/thriller.

ceceliaisaac.com, @CeceliaIsaac


Cecelia Isaac’s story “The Numismatist
in Metaphorosis Friday, 17 February 2023.
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It came from L.D. Oxford

L.D. Oxford’s story “The Girl Who Drew the World” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 22 July 2022. I remember the exact moment when the seed of this story implanted in my brain. My husband and I were driving through western Montana on the way home from backpacking in Glacier National Park. Glacier is a primordial place; you can literally see the titanic forces that shaped the earth. I looked out the passenger window in …

Yet another question for Chris Panatier

Q: What’s the story no one else thinks is as good as you do?

A: I’m going to suggest a story that no one thinks is as good as I do, but only because it’s new and relatively few people have read it. It’s a short novel called Little Future, The Ghost by Daniel Cohen and it’s the most blistering satire of capitalism and technoculture I’ve ever read. Other than being satire, it’s impossible to categorize, but utterly genius and thought provoking. Absolutely brutal.


Chris Panatier’s story “The Excursionist of JCPenney
in Metaphorosis Friday, 3 February 2023.
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A question for Kirsty Greenwood

Q: How do pets/children/significant others help/hinder your process?

A: I live with my boyfriend and our three cats in a Victorian terraced house in a small town in North Yorkshire, UK.

My studio is curated into the small box bedroom. My other half is massively supportive and helpful in my creative endeavours and I would struggle to achieve so much without his constant support and practical help.

I am a self confessed ailurophile and our three cats are a constant source of amusement and inspiration to me. They often accompany me when I work, helping- in their own minds- by sitting on my papers; playing with pens, pencils and generally acting up as adorable distractions!


Kirsty Greenwood‘s image “” is the cover art for our February 2023 issue.Metaphorosis