Q: What’s your favorite kind of pie?
A: Humble pie is likely what’s best for me.
Spencer Nitkey’s story “Calling Me Home” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 7 August 2020. This story came to me after an afternoon reading articles about quantum mechanics. Immediately I became obsessed with the idea of quantum entanglement, the fact that you can, essentially “entangle” two particles, so that, even when they are separated, moving one, affects the other. Recently, in 2017, a team of Chinese researchers tested the limits of entanglement by sending one …
C. M. Fields is a queer, non-binary astrophysicist and writer of horror and science fiction. They live in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with their beloved cats, Mostly Void Partially Stars and Toast, and spend their days studying the atmospheres and climates of other worlds.
Rachel Ayers’s story “The Chorley” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 31 July 2020. I had this image in my head of the valiant teddy bear defending a sleeping child from the monster in the dark… and I wondered what would happen if the toy hero were taken away. (Which I guess makes me the Mama in this scenario…) Subscribe to our e-mail updates so you’ll know when new stories go live.
Q: What is your favorite short story?
A: This is a tough question! There is so much good short fiction out there, and I am not as well-read as I’d like to be—I feel like to select one story would be to elide many that I’ve loved and countless more that I haven’t had a chance to discover yet. If you forced me, I’d say that one story I love for its lyricism and repurposing of traditional myths is Catherynne Valente’s “Urchins, While Swimming” (Clarkesworld, 2006), and one whose emotional impact will never let me go is Margo Lanagan’s “Singing My Sister Down” (Black Juice, 2004).
Ted S. Bushman’s journey began when he found a clutch of yellowing science fiction novels on his dad’s bookshelf. When he isn’t inventing strange worlds, he can be found directing a volunteer choir, exploring a National Park, or hosting a board game night.