Pyrrha – Antony Paschos

 I open my eyes and see a rifle pointing at me. Well, not at me exactly. At me and Sister. Or just at Sister, I’m not sure, because the barrel is dancing in circles and zigzags. Sister’s heavy breathing rumbles, hur, hur, hur, lulling me. Her snoring shakes her chest, which, in turn, shakes my head, as it’s tucked under her tit. I elbow her hard. “Sis,” I whisper. She grunts, tightens her arms …

A question for Antony Paschos

Q: Do you have any pets? Do they influence your writing?

A: I used to be a pet to a certain cat for many years – I think she found me too dull a character to write a story about me, though. I grew up with lots of animals, either in our flat (parrots, hamsters, cats) or cottage (dogs and cats). I’ve actually written a short story about a dog that used to chew on our caravan’s wiring, driving my father insane. Now that I think about it, a lot of my stories include pets or animals. In some of them, including a novelette, they’re protagonists as well.


Antony Paschos’s story “Pyrrha
in Metaphorosis Friday, 7 February 2020.
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About Antony Paschos

Antony Paschos was born in 1979 and lives in Athens, Greece. He is a member of the Science Fiction Club of Athens. He has worked as a Paintball field operator, a delivery boy, and an air taxi pilot. He currently works as an airline pilot.


Antony Paschos’s story “Pyrrha
in Metaphorosis Friday, 7 February 2020.
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February 2020

Table of Contents

    • Pyrrha — Antony Paschos
    • Heart of Stone — Chris Cornetto
    • Grow, Divide, Sacrifice, Thrive — Jo Miles
    • Sonata II: Shailani — L. Chan

Cover art by Carol Wellart.

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