A question for Ben Bronstein

Q: Where do you do your creative work?

A: Sketching can be done anywhere, except maybe on particularly shaky vehicles. For more polished pieces however, I’m chained to my desk and very reliant on my 27″ iMac and wacom tablet.


Ben Bronstein’s image “Thalassorama” is the cover art for our July 2016 stories.Metaphorosis_2016-07

A question for Michael M. Jones

Q: Duckbilled platypus – result of divine distraction, or alternate universe crossover?

A: Divine distraction–how else can you explain how freaking confused those things are?


Michael M. Jones’s story “Regarding the Sainted Pirate Nicholas” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 1 July 2016. Subscribe to our e-mail updates so you’ll know when new stories go live.

About Jarod K. Anderson

Formerly, Jarod taught English at a University in Ohio. Currently, he works to raise money for a wide range of college scholarships. He writes about education by day and ghosts, monsters, and magic by night. He lives in Central Ohio with his wife and two rescued pups.

www.jarodkanderson.com


Jarod K. Anderson’s story “My Dog is the Constellation Canis Major” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 8 July 2016. Subscribe to our e-mail updates so you’ll know when new stories go live.

A question for B. Morris Allen

Q: Do you use music for inspiration? If so what do you listen to?

A: Constantly. That is, I don’t consciously look to music for inspiration, but it helps me out all the same. I like to write (and read) with music on, and every now and then something will just jump out and suggest a story to me. Given that I’m not listening with my full attention, it’s a misheard lyric as often as not. Sometimes it’s a fragment of lyric that I repurpose. Either way, it goes down in the idea file for future use.

The only time I  consciously set out to work from a song was with my first ever story, “Blind”, written in the 1980s (published in 2011). It’s a very literal interpretation of the Deep Purple song by the same name. In slightly more recent days, I stole Brian Setzer’s title “Drive Like Lightning…Crash Like Thunder” for a pair of pulpy SF adventures, and a line from Fred Eaglesmith’s “Seven Shells” for a children’s story.

Those artists give you a feeling for what I listen to: hard rock, rockabilly, and gloomy singer-songwriters. Throw in some classic country (Merle, Waylon) and some Euro-pop (Herbert Grönemeyer, Fiorella Mannoia), and that covers a lot of it.


B. Morris Allen’s story “Adaptations to Coastal Erosion” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 24 June 2016. Subscribe to our e-mail updates so you’ll know when new stories go live.

About Ben Bronstein

Ben Bronstein is an illustrator and advertising production artist based in Brooklyn, New York. When he isn’t drawing by hand or pushing pixels he’s most likely baking sourdough bread.

benbronstein.com


Ben Bronstein’s image “Thalassorama” is the cover art for our July 2016 stories.Metaphorosis_2016-07

About Michael M. Jones

Michael M. Jones lives in southwest Virginia with too many books, just enough cats, and a wife who’s always ready to provide an alibi and/or a shovel. He has a degree in Theatre he never uses, is working towards a Master’s in Children’s Literature which is just an excuse to read more books, and blames his Santa fixation on working retail at the mall during the Christmas season. He’s the editor of Scheherazade’s Facade.

For more information, visit him at www.michaelmjones.com


Michael M. Jones’s story “Regarding the Sainted Pirate Nicholas” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 1 July 2016. Subscribe to our e-mail updates so you’ll know when new stories go live.