It came from Aaron DaMommio

Aaron DaMommio’s story “Vacation Gnomes” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 5 February 2021. “Vacation Gnomes” was originally developed in 2017 for the Codex online writing group’s Weekend Warrior competition, where you have to put together a 750-word story in a weekend. I love how this process crystallizes an idea down to its essentials. Since you want to get something that has the shape and satisfying ending of a whole story in such a tiny …

A question for Aaron DaMommio

Q: Do you use music for inspiration? If so what do you listen to?

A: I don’t typically use music for inspiration directly. I’ve certainly tried having a playlist for a specific project, with the idea of getting back into the right frame of mine for that project, but I dropped that after I created a ton of playlists in a service that didn’t survive the first big internet company implosion, and I haven’t gone back to the practice since then.

On the other hand, I love song lyrics, especially ones that involve wordplay. In general, I usually take inspiration from wordplay and permutations. I love to see where a prompt will take me, and I enjoy it just as much when the final result is so far from the original prompt no other eyes can see the path.


Aaron DaMommio’s story “Vacation Gnomes
in Metaphorosis Friday, 5 February 2021.
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About Aaron DaMommio

Aaron DaMommio is a husband, father, writer, and juggler who came to Austin, Texas for college and never left. During the day he tries to make the world safe for a team of technical writers who need support navigating the strange hierarchies of XML. He has three children and a share in four dogs. On a good day he can name all the dwarves from The Hobbit.

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Aaron DaMommio’s story “Vacation Gnomes
in Metaphorosis Friday, 5 February 2021.
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