It came from Yaroslav Barsukov

Yaroslav Barsukov’s story “Tower of Mud and Straw I: The Duchy” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 25 September 2020. I saw the novella in a dream. I was my own hero, banished from the capital to a province which sheltered a magical race. An exile that turned out to be something more. Another thing was, I wanted to write a story about architects and artisans. I briefly toyed with the idea of an architect …

About Ryan Priest

Ryan Priest escaped the pollution covered palm trees of L.A. for the mountain evergreens just outside Denver. He is a Black American who loves freedom, irresponsibility and every single moment in history where a human being has let go and just gone for it in attempt to create something amazing.

www.RyanPriest.net, @Ryan_Priest


Ryan Priest’s story “A Universe All to Himself
in Metaphorosis Friday, 16 April 2021.
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It came from David Berger

David Berger’s story “Pages Missing From the Diary of Samuel Pepys, Esq.” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 18 September 2020. Somewhere along the way, about a year and a half ago, I got the notion of Superman appearing in the 17th or 18th century. And as a long-time fan of Samuel Pepys, it immediately occurred to me to use his Diary as a framework. (The entire Diary is available online.) In order to keep …