It came from Travis Wade Beaty

Travis Wade Beaty’s story “Regret’s Relief” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 8 May 2020. I started writing “Regret’s Relief” while visiting Paris and reading A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway. The initial idea was to go to that Paris of Hemingway and Picasso and Gertrude Stein etc., but imagine the art they were trying to create was magic. I enjoyed delving into the idea of a frustrated spell-crafter, so the story I wrote originally …

A question for Allison Brice

Q: Do you write things other than speculative fiction?

A: Absolutely! I love the challenge of writing creative nonfiction; you have to write yourself as a character, with all the harshness and objectivity with which authors view their characters. I also have branched out into non-genre fiction, though in general if it’s not at least a little fantastical I’m not interested. Also, I write critically acclaimed bathroom stall graffiti that has been published in multiple different languages.


Allison Brice’s story “A Death in New York
in Metaphorosis Friday, 20 November 2020.
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It came from Jonathan Louis Duckworth

Jonathan Louis Duckworth’s story “Figlia della Neve” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 1 May 2020. This story began from two sources: first, my reading of Angela Carter’s fabulous collection The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories, and second, listening to a song from American power metal band Symphony X called “Lady of the Snow”. The evidence of Carter’s influence should be plain to anyone who’s ever read her work. As for the song, it gave …

A question for Charles Schoenfeld

Q: What’s your writing schedule?

A: I’m about as far removed from a morning person as it’s possible to be. My body would prefer to keep vampire hours, if my day job didn’t require otherwise. So I do most of my writing late into the night, and on weekends.


Charles Schoenfeld’s story “The Preserved City
in Metaphorosis Friday, 13 November 2020.
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About Allison Brice

Allison Brice was born in the deserts of Tucson, Arizona, but currently resides in Washington, DC. In her day job, she attempts to teach people United States history and mostly fails; at night she writes whatever comes to mind. She has never met a cow she did not like.

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Allison Brice’s story “A Death in New York
in Metaphorosis Friday, 20 November 2020.
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It came from David A. Hewitt

David A. Hewitt’s story “Donald Q. Haute, Gentleman Inquisitator, and the Peril of the Pythogator” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 24 April 2020. Pinning down a story’s origins is (for me, anyway) a dicey proposition. As best I can recall, this Donald Q. Haute story had multiple inspirations. This is actually my second story featuring Haute, who is of course a weird modern analogue to Don Quixote (with humblest apologies to the ghost of …