A question for Jennifer Shelby

Q: Do you live near where you were born? Have you traveled much?

A: I was born in Nova Scotia, a province in Eastern Canada, and currently live in New Brunswick. Looking out my window I can see Nova Scotia across the Bay of Fundy. New Brunswick is where I grew up and the smell of the Bay, dramatic shoreline, and deep forests are home. I moved to Central and Western Canada for my education but always gravitated back to New Brunswick again.

As a child I travelled through most of the United States in the back of my parents’ Volkswagen. I gawked at New York City and the Grand Canyon in between Battleship games with my brother and a handful of Nancy Drew novels.

In my early twenties I spent three months in rural Costa Rica as part of a conservation volunteer group. I treasure the experiences I had in the rainforests there and the beautiful communities that welcomed us into their lives. There were blankets of fireflies along the edges of one forest that will forever haunt my dreams.

Jennifer Shelby’s story “Zsezzyn, Who Is Not a God
in Metaphorosis Friday, 12 June 2020.
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Further about Kathryn Yelinek

Kathryn Yelinek works as a librarian in Pennsylvania. In addition to the required hobbies of reading and writing, she enjoys bird watching, star-gazing, gardening, and going to see Broadway musicals. She and her husband share their home with two adorable parakeets, whom they are actively striving to make into the most spoiled birds in the Western Hemisphere. The birds don’t seem to mind. Her works have appeared in Daily Science Fiction, Deep Magic, Metaphorosis, Andromeda Spaceways Magazine, and Beneath Ceaseless Skies.


Kathryn Yelinek’s story “The Woman Who Brought Love to Death
in Metaphorosis Friday, 19 June 2020.
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It came from Jess Koch

Jess Koch’s story “Fur and Feathers” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 22 November 2019. “Fur and Feathers” began its life as a flash fiction piece about a man slowly transforming into a tree. Both the original short piece and the final short story are from the perspective of his young daughter, known as Little Bird, who soon learns that all humans will eventually face the change into a plant or an animal. Though I …

A question for Nathaniel Williams

Q: Do you have a garden? Have you ever grown your own food?

A: No. I’m ill-suited to nurture plants. I can barely keep children and pets alive, and they at least tell you when they’re hungry.

Nathaniel Williams’s story “The Record Collector
in Metaphorosis Friday, 5 June 2020.
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A question for Max Pitchkites

Q: What work of art has been the most inspiring for you?

A: The piece of art that has provided the most inspiration to me is The Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch.

Max Pitchkites‘s image “The Woman Who Brought Love to Death” is the cover art for our June 2020 issue.Metaphorosis

About Jennifer Shelby

Jennifer Shelby hunts for stories in the beetle undergrowth of fairy-infested forests. She fishes for them in the dark space between the stars. Zsezzyn, Who is Not a God’s publication in Metaphorosis is part of her ongoing catch-and-release program. You can learn more at jennifershelby.blog or on Twitter @jenniferdshelby

Jennifer Shelby’s story “Zsezzyn, Who Is Not a God
in Metaphorosis Friday, 12 June 2020.
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