A question for Cameron Bertron

Q: What is the hardest part about writing for you?

A: Usually, my stories start with a single image or emotion which I want to capture. After that image occurs, everything else is the hard part. Recently, what I’ve been finding the most difficult are scene transitions and set-up scenes. I know exactly what I’m about to say, but I can’t set up the scene right to say it. Those set-up scenes take much more of my time than the climatic ones. The hardest part of writing will always change depending on the story and my skills as I acquire them. But for now, I’m wrestling with getting characters into the right place at the right time.


Cameron Bertron’s story “Packing List for Oblivion
in Metaphorosis Friday, 6 January 2023.
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About Cameron Bertron

Cameron Bertron currently lives in Erdenet, Mongolia where she works as an English teacher. She has been a volunteer firefighter and a student of Slavic literature, but her most memorable work was as an almond milkman in her hometown Tampa, Florida.


Cameron Bertron’s story “Packing List for Oblivion
in Metaphorosis Friday, 6 January 2023.
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January 2023

Beautifully written speculative fiction from Metaphorosis magazine.

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

Table of Contents

  • Packing List for Oblivion — Cameron Bertron
  • The Knight Who Carried a Sword in His Heart — Joshua Hagy
  • We, You, and the Gallery — Alex Penland
  • The Zoo Diaries I — Frances Pauli

Cover art by Carol Wellart.

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