Hannah Hulbert’s story “A Witch’s Guide to Mushrooms and Toadstools” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 22 May 2020.
‘A Witch’s Guide to Mushrooms and Toadstools’ is probably the only story I have ever written for which I can tell you exactly where and when it originated. My family and I were on a walk on 19th October at Avon Heath, not far from where we live. It was a bright, mild day and I took 36 photos of fungi. While the kids played in the stream, I read ‘Sunday is Pancake Day’ by Tyler Omichinski in Aether and Ichor (September 25 2019). The two elements combined to form Granny’s field notes. Morris coached me through expanding these into a story — it would not exist without him, so he has my eternal thanks!
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