It came from Martin Westlake

Martin Westlake’s story “Going Home” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 12 March 2021. In the first place, ‘Going Home’ is drawn from, and is a conflation of, a number of lived experiences and/or curiosities that have fascinated me over the years. The strange tale of the Ekranoplan, developed in Soviet Russian times and then abandoned; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8Nu94khHoo The howl of the Avro Vulcan bomber – once heard as a child and never forgotten; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1igQoRqpBA The …

October 2021

Beautifully written speculative fiction from Metaphorosis magazine. All the stories from the month, plus author biographies, interviews, and story origins. Table of Contents Ennui Tea — Ivy Grimes The Tick of the Clock — J.C. Pillard Genesis — Lisa Short Tell the Crows I’m Home — Laurel Beckley The Azurian Shield — Karl El-Koura Cover art by VQGAN+CLIP. Subscribe to our e-mail updates so you’ll know when new stories go live.

About Ivy Grimes

Ivy Grimes is originally from Alabama and now lives in Northern Virginia with her husband and beagle. She is a friendly neurotic person who writes speculative fiction and is looking for more writer friends. She feels nostalgic about her Birmingham writing group that sometimes met at an Applebees where attendees ordered the $1 house beer.

www.ivyivyivyivy.com, @IvyGri


Ivy Grimes’s story “Ennui Tea
in Metaphorosis Friday, 1 October 2021.
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It came from V.G. Campen

V.G. Campen’s story “Spells for Going Forth by Day” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 5 March 2021. Some years ago, from the window of a passenger train traveling the eastern US, I watched a jackal trot across a shallow creekbed and disappear into waist-high marsh grass. In reality it was likely a stray dog, or possibly a coyote, as jackals are not native to North America. But the idea of a jackal living alone …