A question for Amelia Fisher

Q: Do you generally start with mood, title, character, concept…?

A: I’m an ideas-gal. I love to start with a big, weird, capital-C Concept. When I stumble across a world or scenario full of questions and potential, I start looking for the tension point: the moment or location or character that makes the story come alive. Once I have a general idea of what kind of world or situation I want to explore, the first line usually staggers in, fashionably late and slightly inebriated, and the story takes off from there.

Amelia Fisher’s story “Lingua Franca
in Metaphorosis Friday, 16 October 2020.
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October 2020


Table of Contents

  • Good Boy — M. Douglas White
  • Cactus and Lizard — Hannah Costelle
  • Lingua Franca — Amelia Fisher
  • Holding — John Adams
  • Tower of Mud and Straw II: The Adversary — Yaroslav Barsukov

Cover art by Caleb Costelle.

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