Another question for David Hammond

Q: What would your characters say about you?

A: I forwarded this question to the characters from “The Big S,” and here are their responses:
Glen: David Hammond… David Hammond… Nope, doesn’t ring a bell.
Tim: He hardly says a word most of the time, but if you liquor him up and land on the right subject, he’ll talk your ear off.
Bartholomew: I contracted him to do my website, www.getthebigs.com. I thought he did a decent job until I heard from some of my clients. Either he was taking advantage of me being blind, or his design skills are shit.
Daisy: *brings ball, puts ball at feet, looks up with big brown eyes and pants expectantly, nudges ball with nose in case you didn’t notice it*


David Hammond’s story “The Big S
in Metaphorosis Friday, 2 April 2021.
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April 2021

April 2021

Table of Contents

  • The Big S — David Hammond
  • The Otherside of Memory — Kelly Sandoval
  • A Universe All to Himself — Ryan Priest
  • Autumn’s Come Undone — Sharmon Gazaway
  • A Compilation of Accounts Concerning the Distal Brook Flood — Thomas Ha

Cover art by Philip McCulloch-Downs.

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