It came from Thea Boodhoo

Thea Boodhoo’s story “A Layer Thin As Breath” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 12 July 2019. About seven years ago, I decided it was time to read Asimov. Somewhere deep into the Foundation series, I felt inspired to create a short story in his style, which seemed to rely on all the action happening in meetings where people sitting around conference tables had heated conversations about what other people were doing in space. That …

A question for C.B. Blakey

Q: Why do you write speculative rather than realistic fiction?

A: My love of speculative fiction is a disease that struck in childhood. When I was 7, my parents gave me a book of Greek and Norse myths and another of Arthurian tales. Ever since then I’ve devoured every fantasy novel I can get my hands on. When I started writing my own stories back in 2014, there was never a chance that I would choose a different genre. I love the freedom that speculative fiction provides, both as a writer and as a reader. Beyond the constraints of our own world, we can do anything.


C.B. Blakey’s story “Bedwyr by the Sea
in Metaphorosis Friday, 24 January 2020.
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It came from Michael Sherrin

Michael Sherrin’s story “One Day in Space Too Many” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 5 July 2019. I’ve found a lot of inspiration from books on cosmology and physics. This story came after reading “Time Travel in Einstein’s Universe” by J. Richard Gott, where he explained how a Groundhog Day-like time loop might occur. He showed this phenomenon would actually duplicate the person looping, and this stuck with me as a fascinating twist on …

Another question for Tomas Marcantonio

Q: What’s better: writing or having written?

A: Both are wonderful in their own ways. The writing process itself can be frustrating when things aren’t flowing as you’d like, but the satisfaction after a successful writing session is hard to match.


Tomas Marcantonio’s story “Choice
in Metaphorosis Friday, 17 January 2020.
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About C.B. Blakey

A mythology nut and whisky enthusiast, C. B. Blakey lives in England with his wife, his daughter, and enough books to build a small fort. He writes fantasy and light horror short stories and will be starting a novel once he figures out how fit a few extra hours into the day.


C.B. Blakey’s story “Bedwyr by the Sea
in Metaphorosis Friday, 24 January 2020.
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