It came from Eleanor R. Wood

Eleanor R. Wood’s story “A Seedling in the Dark” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 17 September 2021. This story arose from several sources, but its overriding inspiration was British naturalist Chris Packham’s astonishing autobiography, Fingers in the Sparkle Jar. In it, he describes his early passion for nature – not only his childhood obsession with the natural world, but the deep solace and sense of belonging he found there, particularly as a boy who …

A question for Eleanor R. Wood

Q: Where do you write?

A: I write at my desk, in a room full of books and plants, both of which I find infinitely inspiring. My writing room has two large windows, so it’s full of natural light, and there’s normally at least one dog relaxing nearby. The desk is usually cluttered with hand-scrawled notes, as I vastly prefer writing story notes by hand, and although it may look chaotic to the untrained eye, I always know exactly where everything is.


Eleanor R. Wood’s story “A Seedling in the Dark
in Metaphorosis Friday, 17 September 2021.
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