About Thea Boodhoo

Thea Boodhoo grew up in the western United States as the only child of bohemian intellectuals. The only hobbies she could afford were free ones, so she became a writer and explorer. The redwood forest and the high desert were her best friends — and maybe they still are. She lives in San Francisco with an old shaggy rabbit, a looming jungle of houseplants, and thirty reference books on indigenous foods for her in-progress science fiction novel.

theaboodhoo.com, @tharkibo


Thea Boodhoo’s story “A Layer Thin As Breath
in Metaphorosis Friday, 12 July 2019.
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Las Vegas Museum of Space Exploration – Marilee Dahlman

MISSION & HOURS The purpose of the Las Vegas Museum of Space Exploration is to preserve and display extraterrestrial art and material of incredible cultural importance: the Mars Frescoes and Earth’s largest collection of MarsBlood. Monday-Saturday except holidays 10am-5pm (security considerations may change hours) Timed Entry Only; Self-Guided Tours No Longer Permitted Gift shop closed until further notice. GUIDE TO THE MUSEUM Welcome! Rest assured that your safety is our top priority. Thank you for …

It came from Susan McDonough-Wachtman

Susan McDonough-Wachtman’s story “I Will Go Gently” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 14 December 2018. I was inspired to write “I Will Go Gently” by a dream. I woke up one morning with the vision of an old couple on a porch, arguing amicably about something — the way my parents used to. The interesting and different aspect about this couple was that, unlike my parents, she could see the future, and he could …

A 5th question for L’Erin Ogle

Q: What is your favorite word?

A: There are so many. I’m a particular fan of ‘lasterday’ invented by my 5 year old instead of yesterday. Technically, she’s right. But I love words that roll off the tongue, such as melancholy, soliloquy, lascivious, lucious, and my favorite 4 letter word, starts with F.

To pick one?

Doppelgänger.


L’Erin Ogle’s story “The Girls Who Come Back Are Made of Metal and Glass
in Metaphorosis Friday, 28 June 2019.
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July 2019

MetaphorosisBeautifully written speculative fiction from Metaphorosis magazine.

All the stories from the month, plus author biographies, interviews, and story origins.

Table of Contents

  • One Day in Space Too Many — Michael Sherrin
  • A Layer Thin As Breath — Thea Boodhoo
  • Communication Breakdown — Andrew Knighton
  • The Offshore — Josh Taylor

Cover art by Fabio Lastrucci.

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