It came from Chloe Smith

Chloe Smith’s story “Midnight’s Second Station” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 27 May 2022. This story owes its existence to Entangled Life by Merlin Sheldrake, the nonfiction book that launched a thousand spec fic stories—or at least one by every genre writer I know who’s read it. Seriously, though, it’s a mind-opening book, which is completely appropriate, given that it’s all about fungi. I knew I wanted to write a “mushroom story”, but I …

A question for J.B. Kish

Q: Do you have a garden? Have you ever grown your own food?

A: My wife is a hobbit of a woman. She spends most of her free time in our garden. While I’ve dabbled with a vegetable or two, she’s got the green thumb in our family. During the summer, we spend a lot of time outside. I’m usually focused on a woodworking project while she’s digging around in the dirt somewhere.


J.B. Kish’s story “Through the Middle
in Metaphorosis Friday, 9 December 2022.
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About Alexandra Peel

Alexandra is a visual artist turned author. She has a degree in Fine Art: Sculpture. She has been a freelance artist, community artist, graphics tutor and bookseller. She currently works as a Learning Support practitioner in a F.E/H.E college. She hails from the sunny island of Britain!

https://www.sticksandstonesbooks.com, @AlexandraPeel


Alexandra Peel’s story “Love, Death, and the Electric Soul
in Metaphorosis Friday, 16 December 2022.
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It came from Elliott Gish

Elliott Gish’s story “From a Mother to Her Daughter, on the Eve of Her Wedding” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 20 May 2022. While reading a book about Victorian social and sexual mores as research for another project, I began to think of how uninformed young women in that period were, even on their wedding nights. In such a repressed and sexually anxious society, much of the information a young woman brought with her …

A question for Christopher Warden

Q: What’s a genre you’d like to write, but don’t or can’t?

A: I would love to write a heist story. I think this goes back to my childhood dream of being a cat burglar. Nailing down all the details has discouraged me from pursuing it.


Christopher Warden’s story “The Dragon’s Due
in Metaphorosis Friday, 2 December 2022.
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