Favorites from Here and Abroad – Peter T. Donahue

Two giant polyps were nibbling at the husk of a shopping mall some miles off. I was focused on a sludge-tower, though, just a half mile down the hill from me. I’d have to pass it. From where I stood, on the street that zig-zagged down to the basin of the valley, I couldn’t see the tower’s base. A ridge, wearing a row of rotting condo roofs like an epaulet, was in the way. For …

It came from Amman Sabet

Amman Sabet’s story “Absurd of a Feather” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 8 March 2019. This story was directly inspired by “Black Hole” By Charles Burns and “Uzumaki” by Junji Ito. However, I am sure there were many subconscious elements at play. when I wrote “Absurd of a Feather”, I was interested in the beauty and intimacy of what it feels like to find someone who is like you, contrasting that with the fear …

A question for Matt Hornsby

Q: Aliens. Are they out there?

A: I’ve never been able to decide on this, but at the moment I am leaning towards yes, although quite possibly in some format that we would find quite disappointing or incomprehensible. Certainly no Klingons or beautiful green women. Arthur C. Clarke said, either we are alone in the universe or we are not, and either way the answer is terrifying – but it’s also quite amazing.


Matt Hornsby’s story “A Final Resting Place
in Metaphorosis Friday, 20 September 2019.
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About Carly Racklin

Carly Racklin is a storyteller, writing consultant, bird nerd, and lover of all things horror from New Jersey. She writes about monsters with hearts, monsters born from hearts, and every lovely and odd thing in-between. She possesses a B.A. in English with a concentration in Creative Writing from Arcadia University, and currently serves as an editor for Luna Station Quarterly. Her favorite birds are vultures, which she thinks more people should appreciate.

carlyracklin.com, @willowylungs


Carly Racklin’s story “The Guardian of Werifest Park
in Metaphorosis Friday, 27 September 2019.
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Some Sun and Delilah – B. Morris Allen

“I’ll cut your hair,” she said impulsively one evening. “You’re getting shaggy, and far too blond with all this sun.” We were vacationing in the islands, trusting the fresh sea winds to bring life to stale hopes. We sat half-naked on limestone dust as soft as flour, and sifted it through our fingers. We’d made love as many times as there were shells strewn on the sand. It had brought back our glory days, when …

It came from Carolyn Lenz

Carolyn Lenz’s story “Pleasing the Giants” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 1 March 2019. The initial idea for “Pleasing the Giants” came about when I heard a story about a man who successfully sued Disney World for psychological distress when he was trapped on the It’s a Small World ride for 40 minutes. Obviously my first thought was to wonder how long I could listen to that song on repeat without having a breakdown, …