Another question for Christine Lucas

Q: What are you reading now?

A: A Night in the Lonesome October by R. Zelazny. It’s one of my comfort reads when I’m feeling down, because Snuff’s (the canine protagonist) voice is so honest and clear that brings everything together. Of course it also includes cats, the Dreamlands, and a cast of familiar and yet unexpected characters. It’s an easy, entertaining read that gives me hope that everything will be well at the end.


Christine Lucas’s story “Medusa Rising
in Metaphorosis Friday, 13 May 2022.
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It came from Laurel Beckley

Laurel Beckley’s story “Tell the Crows I’m Home” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 22 October 2021. I wrote the first draft of “Tell the Crows I’m Home” in March 2021, when the waves of hopelessness were crashing into me. I’m a bit of a late comer to all things, so the loneliness of the pandemic was only finally hitting—I had left a stressful, toxic workplace to take some time to write before we moved …

A question for C.H. Rosenberg

Q: What is the scariest or most disturbing story you’ve ever read?

A: The most disturbing stories I read are ostensibly nonfiction, especially the narratives written to justify the unconscionable. Examples include the Requirimiento, asserting Spain’s authority over (read: invasion of) the Americas and often read—in Latin—to Indigenous peoples without any interpreter or even delivered to an empty beach, or Chief Judge Marshall’s justification in Johnson v. M’Intosh that “Conquest gives a title which the Courts of the conqueror cannot deny”.


C.H. Rosenberg’s story “Indicative of Future Results
in Metaphorosis Friday, 6 May 2022.
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More about Christine Lucas

Christine Lucas lives in Greece with her life partner and a horde of spoiled animals. She’s a retired Air Force officer (disabled) and mostly self-taught in English. Her work appears in several print and online magazines, including Future SF Digest, Pseudopod, and Strange Horizons. She was a finalist for the 2017 WSFA award, and a collection of her short stories, titled Fates and Furies, was published in late 2019 by Candlemark & Gleam.

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Christine Lucas’s story “Medusa Rising
in Metaphorosis Friday, 13 May 2022.
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It came from Lisa Short

Lisa Short’s story “Genesis” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 15 October 2021. The crosstrainer (as opposed to the stationary bike or treadmill) has always been my cardio gym equipment of choice, and one day, as I was on it, I was thinking about cross-country skiing (which the crosstrainer somewhat mimics)—for whatever reason, I started imagining a woman, inside a vehicle that operated similarly to that, alone and traversing an icy plain at night. On …