A question for A.D. Guzman

Q: If someone wanted to make an animated series out of your work, based on the title or recurring themes, what would it look like?

A: I love this question because I often picture my story as a movie or animation as I’m writing. For “An Hour in the City of Lightning” I totally see something in the style of Miyazaki’s Howl’s Moving Castle or Castle in the Sky. Studio Ghibli has a beautiful and honest way of bringing the most mundane and extraordinary characters to life, side by side in the same or parallel universes, so I would love to see my characters represented that way. Also, the worldbuilding in Miyazaki’s animation shows a love and respect for nature and depicts strange worlds as places equally as complex, beautiful, dangerous, and real as our own, which I feel aligns with the dual dimensions and themes of my story.


A.D. Guzman’s story “An Hour in the City of Lightning
in Metaphorosis Friday, 18 November 2022.
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About A.D. Guzman

A.D. Guzman is a writer of speculative fiction and all-around lover of story. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Texas A&M Commerce. She taught adult ESL for fourteen years and preschool Spanish for eight. Now, she coordinates Wills Point Veterinary Clinic’s online store, dabbles in payroll and serves as occasional, unofficial IT support. She serves as Membership Chair on the Friends of Riter C. Hulsey Public Library board, proudly producing amusing and informative promotional materials. She’s a hobby bird photographer and, if you like birds and/or fantasy, she has some acrylic and watercolor pieces you’ll love. She runs, does yoga, bikes, hikes, pretty much anything active and outdoors. She lives in Texas with her husband, two wonderful adult kids, four finches, three parakeets, a cat, and a snake.

adguzmanwrites.com, @AD_Guzman00


A.D. Guzman’s story “An Hour in the City of Lightning
in Metaphorosis Friday, 18 November 2022.
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November 2022

November 2022

Beautifully written speculative fiction from Metaphorosis magazine.

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

Table of Contents

  • If Gold Runs Red — Gordon Grice
  • Bas Relief — Joshua Grasso
  • An Hour in the City of Lightning — A.D. Guzman
  • Infinite Possibilities III — Michael Gardner

Cover art by Carol Wellart.

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Also available as a pocket-sized (4″x6″) paperback and an e-book.