It came from Felix Taylor

Felix Taylor’s story “The Year of the Bright Lands” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 25 March 2022. The idea to write “The Year of the Bright Lands” came with an image of a row of crops suspended over an abyss, buffeted around by a mysterious wind from below. Then came the decision to write a story about two children who find a way down into the abyss. I don’t usually go for plot when …

Yet another question for Hamilton Perez

Q: Are you an outline or discovery writer?

A: I’ve always been more of an outliner, but that’s just another way to say that outlining is where I discover. Outlining lets me play with ideas freely, and it lets me jump around the story as things come to me. That said, the actual writing/discover phase always changes the outline, so there’s a lot of back and forth, which is probably why it takes me so long to finish anything. But it’s the outlining that I enjoy most. That’s where I get to play. The writing is where I work.

Hamilton Perez’s story “Problems of the Flesh
in Metaphorosis Friday, 7 October 2022.
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About P.G. Streeter

P.G Streeter lives with his wife and two sons in Maryland, where he teaches high school English and philosophy. He writes speculative fiction because he can’t figure out any other way to get all the strange and disturbing dreams out of his head., @p_g_sWrites

P.G. Streeter’s story “A Xenothanatologist’s Guidebook to Death Practices Among the Sapient Species of the Outer Perseus Arm of the Milky Way Galaxy
in Metaphorosis Friday, 14 October 2022.
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It came from Erin Keating

Erin Keating’s story “The Future in a Wash Basin” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 18 March 2022. “The Future in a Wash Basin” began at the end. When I’m coming up with ideas for stories, I tend to think of interesting or unusual images that I can build a character and a world around. For this story, that image was of a woman scrying in a compact mirror. From there I worked backward, trying …