Q: What’s your favorite type of pie?
A: Can’t go wrong with a classic apple pie. I recommend adding raisins!
Michael Sherrin developed his preference for fiction when he learned reality didn’t include a real Spider-Man. He has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, where he learned to write riveting Excel formulas, though the solutions were often predictable. By day, he works with complex analytical algorithms, and by night he works on short stories and his novel. Michael lives outside Boston with his husband, dog, and several thousand action figures.
Pablo Valcárcel’s story “The Thousand Revolutions of Kronstadt” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 14 June 2019. The story of Kronstadt’s ill-fated rebellion is one I’ve been fascinated with for a few years now. Since I first read about it, it struck me as being the pivotal moment in the Soviet Revolution, one signaling the abandonment of a lot of the revolution’s idealism. One can’t help but to wonder whether Soviet Russia would be a …
Q: What’s your favorite story?
A: I crave ‘quest’ storylines that change their protagonist’s worldviews over the course of the narrative. I need characters to somehow find hope, in whatever form that comes, in increasingly abject circumstances – even ones they would never have imagined themselves capable of surviving at the opening of a story.
Matthew Amundsen’s story “Country Whispers” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 7 June 2019. I lived through a slightly different version of this story in a dream. The horrific ending stayed with me for quite a while, and only turning it into fiction could get it out of my mind. Translating a dream into fiction has its own pitfalls, but luckily I found a way to be true to the emotions of the dream as …