It came from Vaya Pseftaki

Vaya Pseftaki’s story “The Noise Inside” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 15 March 2019. The idea of a strange noise emanating from someone emerged as I was struggling with Julia Kristeva’s Powers of Horror. Around that time, I was also playing in a D&D campaign based on Fritz Leiber’s Lankhmar books. This unholy combination produced the character of Sheyen, who, in the process of the story, mutated and bloomed. Kristeva’s theory of Abjection played …

A question for Carly Racklin

Q: Whence you do you draw inspiration for your characters?

A: My characters almost always come from little sparks of inspiration – a song, a line of dialogue that pops into my head as I’m trying to fall asleep, a picture I see while scrolling through Twitter. And of course they all carry little pieces of me in them. I think that’s the spell that usually results in a character: something from me, and some bit of magic I snatch out of the world.


Carly Racklin’s story “The Guardian of Werifest Park
in Metaphorosis Friday, 27 September 2019.
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More about Kathryn Weaver

Kathryn (Kat) Weaver is a writer and illustrator whose written work has previously appeared or is forthcoming in Apex Magazine, Lackington’s, and Timeworn Lit. She lives in Minneapolis with her wife and their two birds.

kathrynmweaver.com, @anoteinpink


Kathryn Weaver’s story “Darling
in Metaphorosis Friday, 4 October 2019.
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It came from Amman Sabet

Amman Sabet’s story “Absurd of a Feather” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 8 March 2019. This story was directly inspired by “Black Hole” By Charles Burns and “Uzumaki” by Junji Ito. However, I am sure there were many subconscious elements at play. when I wrote “Absurd of a Feather”, I was interested in the beauty and intimacy of what it feels like to find someone who is like you, contrasting that with the fear …

A question for Matt Hornsby

Q: Aliens. Are they out there?

A: I’ve never been able to decide on this, but at the moment I am leaning towards yes, although quite possibly in some format that we would find quite disappointing or incomprehensible. Certainly no Klingons or beautiful green women. Arthur C. Clarke said, either we are alone in the universe or we are not, and either way the answer is terrifying – but it’s also quite amazing.


Matt Hornsby’s story “A Final Resting Place
in Metaphorosis Friday, 20 September 2019.
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About Carly Racklin

Carly Racklin is a storyteller, writing consultant, bird nerd, and lover of all things horror from New Jersey. She writes about monsters with hearts, monsters born from hearts, and every lovely and odd thing in-between. She possesses a B.A. in English with a concentration in Creative Writing from Arcadia University, and currently serves as an editor for Luna Station Quarterly. Her favorite birds are vultures, which she thinks more people should appreciate.

carlyracklin.com, @willowylungs


Carly Racklin’s story “The Guardian of Werifest Park
in Metaphorosis Friday, 27 September 2019.
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