It came from Kathryn Yelinek (again)

Kathryn Yelinek’s story “On the Scales of Dragons” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 11 May 2018. I’m honestly trying to remember what inspired this story. Perhaps my recollection is faulty, but I remember coming home from World Fantasy 2014 with the idea for a dragon-library. Perhaps I got the idea while attending a panel? I can’t remember. But the idea for a dragon-library stuck, and then it was a matter of trying to make …

Yet another question for L’Erin Ogle

Q: Do you generally start with mood, title, character, concept, …?

A: Stories come to me as one character caught up in a bad situation. I see my main character/characters as possessing a good heart, caught in impossible situations. I build the story around the idea that while people may be good, the world is not, and that leads to making decisions in which there is never a perfect resolution. In the story, I hope to illustrate that we are all doing the best we can with what we are given to work with. I love my characters, but I know they always have a difficult journey ahead of them. I want to show that while at times the world is dark, there is always hope.

L’Erin Ogle’s story “Sorry, Sorry, Sorry, and I Love You” was
published on Friday, 23 November 2018.

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About A.A. Azariah-Kribbs

A.A. Azariah-Kribbs lives in Maryland with her creative muse, Fuffle. Since she was a little girl collecting acorns in the backyard, she has been on the outlook for dragons and fairies, and made quite a few unusual friends. Her artwork and fiction are featured on her blog, Wallie’s Wentletrap.

A.A. Azariah-Kribbs‘ image “Antrodemus – Dinosaur” is the cover art for our December 2018 stories.

About Arlen Feldman

Arlen Feldman is a software engineer, and co-founder of Cherwell Software, one of the leading service desk products in the world. Now semi-retired, he is also a technical adviser, a slightly published writer of fiction, computer book author, maker, costumer, and a semi-professional dilettante., @ArlenFeldman

Arlen Feldman’s story “Graveyard” was
published on Friday, 30 November 2018.

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It came from Adan Berkowitz

Adan Berkowitz’s story “Calm Folk, Come Forth” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 4 May 2018. The story originally began as an old idea I had kicking around about “The Lazarus People,” which was about the rise of a technologically advanced people who augmented themselves to live forever. I couldn’t think of anything especially interesting to do with the concept, so I stuck it away in the back of my mind. Later, I had a …

A question for Tris Matthews

Q: What’s a genre you’d like to write, but don’t or can’t?

A: Poetry. I keep trying, and I’m not too bad at short, limericky things, but I’d love to write an epic (perhaps semi-epic) poem in a quite archaic style to tell a modern or futuristic story… Alas, my few attempts to date have ended quickly, as I slip into a very nursery rhyme like style.

Tris Matthews’s story “When the Last Friend is Gone” was
published on Friday, 16 November 2018.

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