It came from Christine Lucas

Christine Lucas’s story “Medusa Rising” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 13 May 2022. “Medusa Rising” is inspired by H.P.Lovecraft’s story “Medusa’s Coil”, mostly known for its racist ending. The premise was stuck in my head when, back in 2019, the legal proceedings against the Greek Neo-Nazi Party Golden Dawn began. Then it became clear in my head who the evil guys were, and who Medusa had to represent. Greek Grandmothers have stood against fascists …

Another question for Christine Lucas

Q: What are you reading now?

A: A Night in the Lonesome October by R. Zelazny. It’s one of my comfort reads when I’m feeling down, because Snuff’s (the canine protagonist) voice is so honest and clear that brings everything together. Of course it also includes cats, the Dreamlands, and a cast of familiar and yet unexpected characters. It’s an easy, entertaining read that gives me hope that everything will be well at the end.


Christine Lucas’s story “Medusa Rising
in Metaphorosis Friday, 13 May 2022.
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More about Christine Lucas

Christine Lucas lives in Greece with her life partner and a horde of spoiled animals. She’s a retired Air Force officer (disabled) and mostly self-taught in English. Her work appears in several print and online magazines, including Future SF Digest, Pseudopod, and Strange Horizons. She was a finalist for the 2017 WSFA award, and a collection of her short stories, titled Fates and Furies, was published in late 2019 by Candlemark & Gleam.

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Christine Lucas’s story “Medusa Rising
in Metaphorosis Friday, 13 May 2022.
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May 2022

May 2022

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It came from Christine Lucas

Christine Lucas’s story “Via Dolorosa” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 8 November 2019. “Via Dolorosa” is a story in a series of stories dealing with the Unseen. In my worldview, the Unseen includes elements from the speculatively obvious, that most people cannot see (ghosts, undead, mythic creatures) along with everything a lot of people choose not to see, like abuse. It also draws a lot from personal experience, from growing up in a household …