The Last Duty – Dawn Lloyd

The fireworks rocketed past the jagged remnants of the palace’s roof, soared above the razor wire, and then cascaded down behind the wall. The gunpowder boomed. The first four nights, my eyes had jerked to the remnants of the roof still clinging to charred rafters. I was sure the concussion would shake the last pieces lose, crushing me. But I had not been so lucky, and tonight I closed my eyes to shut out the …

A question for Dawn Lloyd

Q: Are you optimistic about the future of humanity?

A: I am optimistic about the future of humanity because I refuse to be pessimistic. Humanity has overcome everything from the ice age to the black death, not to mention attempted wars, genocides, and a plethora of other things that would be nice to learn how to avoid. None of them have destroyed us entirely, and many of them have made us stronger. I don’t know how we’ll overcome our current problems, what the next round of problems will be, or what humanity will look like after. I do, however, fully believe that we will survive and continue.


Dawn Lloyd’s story “The Last Duty
in Metaphorosis Friday, 16 August 2019.
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About Dawn Lloyd

Dawn Lloyd is an American who got bored and set out across the world looking for adventure. Six countries and four continents later, she teaches at St. Constantine’s International School in Tanzania and continues to travel in search of adventure whenever she can.

She is also the Editor in Chief of The Colored Lens (www.thecoloredlens.com) .

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Dawn Lloyd’s story “The Last Duty
in Metaphorosis Friday, 16 August 2019.
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August 2019

MetaphorosisBeautifully written speculative fiction from Metaphorosis magazine.

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

Table of Contents

  • Never Fade Away — Claire Simpson
  • A Bear, or a Spider, or an Elephant — Edward Ashton
  • The Last Duty — Dawn Lloyd
  • The Propagator — Simone Kern
  • There is a City, He Told Me — Evan James Sheldon

Cover art by Candra Hope.

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