It came from Emily McIntyre

Emily McIntyre’s story “Jewel/Gem Offering” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 12 January 2018. Summer in Portland is a riot of roses. Funereal roses, scattering their fragile petals around them like Miss Havisham’s train; glowing roses like tiny sun-bits just waiting to be noticed; classic tea roses whispering of the past. I spend a lot of time on my bike in the summer in this city, thinking while I ride, and occasionally I pull over…

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It came from Katherine Perdue

Katherine Perdue’s story “The Seer at Sunset Hills Shopping Plaza” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 5 January 2018. The idea for this story came to me while working at the library reference desk. An undergraduate asked me a simple question. I looked up the answer. The student thanked me a thousand times and was in awe as though I’d performed some sophisticated magic. I thought about it for a while and realized, it’s not…

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A question for Felicity Drake

Q: Aliens. Are they out there?

A: In a vast universe, surely they are—although maybe in unfamiliar forms, or so far away that we can’t meet them (yet!).

It’s exciting to think that something so consequential is still totally unknown. It’s good to have a little sense of mystery in life.

Felicity Drake’s story “The Dream Diary of Monk Anchin” was
published on Friday, 20 July 2018.

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About Phong Quan

Phong’s parents are from tropical Vietnam, so after they immigrated to the United States of course he was born in Minnesota on April 1st on the last day of a big snow storm—a great April Fool’s joke for everyone involved. Immediately afterwards, his family moved to sunny California where he was raised. Phong eventually became a corporate lawyer, working in New York, Beijing and now Singapore, where he is currently based.

Phong Quan’s story “It Feels Like Déjà Vu” will be
published on Friday, 27 July 2018.

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