Lynne Peskoe-Yang’s story “Superbloom” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 1 January 2021.
I wrote this in an attempt to relate to a kind of organism I find unfathomable. I think I’m jealous of lichen, the way it smoothly integrates two distinct sets of DNA into a single body, without conflict or suspicion. I wanted to fuse with something like that, so I wrote about someone who I thought would understand that impulse.
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