It came from A. Martine

A. Martine’s story “Just a Fire” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 17 August 2018. “Just a Fire” was initially inspired by a lifelong love of fairy tales and mythologies from around the world; their occasional absurdity triggered in me a strong interest in retellings and parodies. More specifically, it was the manner in which stories across time and cultures resembled each other that I always found compelling, and I’ve always wanted to feature that …

Just a Fire – A. Martine

by Addison Black, JAN. 3rd, 3075 Over the past year, we at MAELSTROM have covered stories which have often bordered on the sensational, such as the famous rivalry between siblings Amaterasu and Susanoo, the Japanese gods of the Sun and the Storms respectively. We have also notably touched upon the scandalous account of the giant Paul Bunyan’s alleged affair with the Titan Selene. All of these have served a similar aim: to bring awareness of …

A question for A. Martine

Q: What are you reading now?

A: At the moment, I am juggling between:

  • Anne Sexton’s Complete Poems (Anne Sexton)
  • We Need to Talk About Kevin (Lionel Shriver)
  • Little Fires Everywhere (Celeste Ng)
  • In the Night Garden (Catherynne M. Valente)

A. Martine’s story “Just a Fire” was
published on Friday, 17 August 2018.

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About A. Martine

Aïcha Martine Thiam is a poet, writer, musician and artist who writes in English and in French, two of her native languages. She travelled the world as a child, and studied at the University of Montréal and Columbia College Chicago. Home is wherever the sea is near.

www.maelllstrom.com, @Maelllstrom


A. Martine’s story “Just a Fire” was
published on Friday, 17 August 2018.

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Cover art by Julia Naurzalieva.

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