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

Beautifully written speculative fiction from Metaphorosis magazine.

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

Table of Contents

  • Indicative of Future Results — C.H. Rosenberg
  • Medusa Rising — Christine Lucas
  • From a Mother to Her Daughter, on the Eve of Her Wedding — Elliott Gish
  • Midnight’s Second Station — Chloe Smith

Cover art by Carol Wellart.

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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 …

Via Dolorosa – Christine Lucas

“Your father crapped himself,” croaks her aunt’s ghost. “Go clean him up!” “Yes, Aunt Katina.” Father craps himself every other hour; Maro needs to finish the bills first. But the numbers won’t add up. Father’s pension isn’t enough anymore. “Such a worthless daughter,” mutters the ghost. “I envy your mother, who’s not around to watch!” Of all the ghosts in this damned house, Aunt Katina had to be the talkative one. Maro shoves the bills …