July 2022

MetaphorosisBeautifully written speculative fiction from Metaphorosis magazine.

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

Table of Contents

  • The Eye of the Goddess — Samuel Parr
  • The Lost Library — Mahmud El Sayed
  • By the Scars Shall You Know — Daniel Ausema
  • The Girl Who Drew the World — L.D. Oxford
  • The Heebie-Jeebie Beam — E.C. Fuller

Cover art by Carol Wellart.

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It came from E.C. Fuller

E.C. Fuller’s story “Singot” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 2 July 2021. “Singot” was inspired by two things: a screenshot of a Tumblr post about how kindergarten teachers are perfect for teaching people how to be human and an NPR podcast about anthropologists believing they had discovered a new emotion. The idea that you could discover a new emotion gripped me. I had recently realized I was asexual, and I didn’t like it at …

A question for E.C. Fuller

Q: Are titles easy or hard for you? Do you start with the title or the story?]

A: Story first, always. Usually when I begin to write a story, the title is just a descriptive tag to separate the story from all the other drafts. Titles are usually the last part I revise because they’re the first thing readers read and they color the rest of the story. For example, “Singot”, was nearly titled “Abai” instead. While singot appeared to be a useful solution to the character’s goals, the frightening but necessary abai powers the story forward. What’s more important? The push or the pull? I ultimately chose “Singot” because I felt it was the more positive title, though the end may shake that impression. Even now, I’m still not sure whether I chose the right title.

E.C. Fuller’s story “Singot
in Metaphorosis Friday, 2 July 2021.
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