It came from Dimitra Nikolaidou

Dimitra Nikolaidou’s story “Any Old Disease” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 9 March 2018. A woman on a mountaintop looking up at the bright, crisp stars. Melted ice, sweeping the world away. A post-apocalyptic game, where you rediscover Earth’s unbelievable past. Stories come from the weirdest places. For a story that deals with death, hope and our human lust for achieving ever more, “Any Old Disease” has decidedly pulp origins. I have never seen …

Any Old Disease – Dimitra Nikolaidou

“What is wrong with him?” Ada had heard that tone before, the horror of a newly assigned doctor witnessing the Leak for the first time. She waited for the novice’s breath to settle. “He is withering,” she said, her gaze fixed upon the man slowly expiring in front of them, his eyes already blinded, his skin paper-thin and stained. “For years on end, he is going to waste away; his remaining senses will dull, his …

A question for Dimitra Nikolaidou

Q: Are you a Luddite? Or do you have the latest and greatest technology?

A: Not a Luddite at all; I love technology, and recognize it as a major factor in many positive social changes I am now benefiting from. Having said that, I need to step away from my screens more often, before I fuse with them.


Dimitra Nikolaidou’s story “Any Old Disease” was
published on Friday, 9 March 2018.

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About Dimitra Nikolaidou

Dimitra Nikolaidou is a PhD candidate, researching role-playing games and speculative fiction at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Thessaloniki, Greece. She is the chief editor and in-house writer for Archetypo Publications. Finally, she teaches creative writing focused on speculative fiction at Tales of the Wyrd. She is always planning trips in Europe and excursions in the woods, and sometimes even manages to take them.


Dimitra Nikolaidou’s story “Any Old Disease” was
published on Friday, 9 March 2018.

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March 2018

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