It came from Thea Boodhoo

Thea Boodhoo’s story “A Layer Thin As Breath” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 12 July 2019. About seven years ago, I decided it was time to read Asimov. Somewhere deep into the Foundation series, I felt inspired to create a short story in his style, which seemed to rely on all the action happening in meetings where people sitting around conference tables had heated conversations about what other people were doing in space. That …

It came from Michael Sherrin

Michael Sherrin’s story “One Day in Space Too Many” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 5 July 2019. I’ve found a lot of inspiration from books on cosmology and physics. This story came after reading “Time Travel in Einstein’s Universe” by J. Richard Gott, where he explained how a Groundhog Day-like time loop might occur. He showed this phenomenon would actually duplicate the person looping, and this stuck with me as a fascinating twist on …

It came from L’Erin Ogle

L’Erin Ogle’s story “The Girls Who Come Back Are Made of Metal and Glass” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 28 June 2019. “The Girls Who Come Back Are Made of Metal And Glass” was really predicated on one idea—a doctor raising girls from the dead who had committed suicide to atone for his own failure as a father. The characters took on a life of their own, and it became much darker than originally …

It came from Marilee Dahlman

Marilee Dahlman’s story “Las Vegas Museum of Space Exploration” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 21 June 2019. MarsBlood and mysterious cave art. If we ever discovered something beautiful, strange and incomprehensible on Mars, how would humanity respond? I decided to write something to answer that. The story takes the form of a museum brochure. So, step inside Las Vegas’s finest museum seventy years from now and find out what we discovered on Mars, and …

It came from Pablo Valcárcel

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 …

It came from Matthew Amundsen

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 …