It came from Thomas Ouphe

Thomas Ouphe’s story “The Diary of Thisne Ome” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 25 February 2022. “The Diary of Thisne Ome” kind of crept up on me, I couldn’t sleep one night and just started writing it on my tablet. I had been wanting to write about river monsters for a while and for whatever reason the muse stuck at about 1am. At that point I had no idea that Thisne was a girl’s …

A question for Mande Matthews

Q: What’s your favorite type of pie?

A: I believe all pies are created with equal favorability. That said, I try to stick to a low fat, whole food plant-based, low glycemic diet and have yet to find the perfect pie recipe that fits those criteria. If anyone knows of one, I’d be forever grateful if you’d share it.


Mande Matthews’s story “For the Love of Wild Things
in Metaphorosis Friday, 9 September 2022.
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More about Karl El-Koura

Karl El-Koura lives with his family in Canada’s capital city, holds a second-degree black belt in Okinawan Goju Ryu karate, and works a regular job in daylight while writing fiction at night. “Her Last Will” is his second appearance in Metaphorosis. His fantasy short story “The Azurian Shield” was published in October 2021.


Karl El-Koura’s story “Her Last Will
in Metaphorosis Friday, 16 September 2022.
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It came from Connor Mellegers

Connor Mellegers’s story “Freely Given” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 18 February 2022. A few years ago I read some of the writings of Marcel Mauss and was introduced to the idea of a gift economy. In a gift economy, goods and services aren’t sold or traded but are given as gifts without an explicit agreement for return. I was immediately interested in the idea of a gift economy not only as a principal …

About Mande Matthews

Mande Matthews is a fantasy author and award-winning artist. When Mande is not creating or hunting for fairy rings, she helps her husband with his Native American reservation dog rescue. She lives in the White Mountains of Arizona with her husband and a menagerie of rescued furred, feathered, and special needs animal companions.

MandeMatthews.com, @MandeMatthews


Mande Matthews’s story “For the Love of Wild Things
in Metaphorosis Friday, 9 September 2022.
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It came from Brian Hugenbruch

Brian Hugenbruch’s story “Heartbeat of the Seasons” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 11 February 2022. “Heartbeat of the Seasons” started its life years ago as a flash fiction prompt around the word “Ouroboros” (the serpent that devours its own tail). And as a Star Trek nerd, the TNG episode “Cause and Effect” always brings a smile to my face. (Go stream it. I’ll wait.) Every time I thought it was done writing the story, …