It came from Lisa Fox

Lisa Fox’s story “A Time for Understanding” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 15 November 2019. This story is a deeply personal one. I originally wrote this as a 1,000 word flash fiction piece four days before my mother died. She’d been in the hospital for weeks, declining steadily, though we had no idea why. Her last days were spent on a bi-pap breathing machine – the mask was basically keeping her alive – and …

A question for Douglas DiCicco

Q: Is there a specific environment you find most conducive to writing, and is it different for different kinds of scenes?

A: I do almost all of my writing in my home office. I’ve tried writing in book stores, coffee shops, and at writer meetups in the past, but I’ve found I’m less productive with other people around.

The physical location is the same no matter what I’m writing, but I do change what I’m listening to. When I need calm focus I either listen to the sounds of rain or just have complete silence. When I’m looking for a more energetic mood, I switch to music.


Douglas DiCicco’s story “Exhibit 57-B from the Trial of Alonzo Montalvo v. MoodFoods Incorporated
in Metaphorosis Friday, 29 May 2020.
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About Nathaniel Williams

Nathaniel Williams was born in Kansas City and currently teaches technical writing and journalism at the University of California, Davis. He’s worked as a radio announcer, grant writer, and musician, and has spent the past decade or so researching rare American science fiction in dime novels from the nineteenth century. He is a graduate of the Writers Workshop at the Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction.

www.nathanielwms.com, @nathanielwms


Nathaniel Williams’s story “The Record Collector
in Metaphorosis Friday, 5 June 2020.
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It came from Christine Lucas

Christine Lucas’s story “Via Dolorosa” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 8 November 2019. “Via Dolorosa” is a story in a series of stories dealing with the Unseen. In my worldview, the Unseen includes elements from the speculatively obvious, that most people cannot see (ghosts, undead, mythic creatures) along with everything a lot of people choose not to see, like abuse. It also draws a lot from personal experience, from growing up in a household …

A question for Hannah Hulbert

Q: If you could have any super power, what would it be?

A: One ability I always fancied was the Fool’s skill-tipped fingers from Robin Hobb’s ‘Realm of the Elderlings’. The ability to know something intimately and completely by touching it. To know its past and future, its properties and potential. And the fact that such an ability can be turned off by simply wearing a glove. A low-key power with few responsibilities attached and hardly any chance of me becoming the target of a maniacal villain.


Hannah Hulbert’s story “A Witch’s Guide to Mushrooms and Toadstools
in Metaphorosis Friday, 22 May 2020.
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About Max Pitchkites

Max Pitchkites has independently pursued work both as a fine artist and as an illustrator for science fiction and fantasy stories, including those of his own writing. In 2009 he was commissioned to provide 28 illustrations for an art exhibition in Chicago based on every chapter of the fantasy novel The Order of Odd-Fish by James Kennedy. He has continues to create illustrations, write novels, and direct films in Bloomington, Indiana. Max Pitchkites‘s image “The …