Misalignment – Erik Goldsmith

When Levy Green awoke, he looked around for a few blinking moments, and did not try to remember. He was alone. Through an open window, he could see it was day. Something, somewhere was beeping. An ache began to throb in his forehead and, after a bit of searching, he discovered an unfamiliar incision just below his hairline. The words What if I came into his mind. What if I what? he asked himself and …

Another question for Erik Goldsmith

Q: How do you generate story ideas, and how soon do you act on them?

A: Most of my ideas are generated by looking at my own beliefs and fears, and then translating them into some kind of story structure. I suppose writing is a way of processing things I can’t fully articulate.


Erik Goldsmith’s story “Misalignment
in Metaphorosis Friday, 11 October 2019.
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More about Erik Goldsmith

Erik lives in San Antonio with his wife and kids. His short fiction can be found in Argot magazine, Wavelength’s Anthology, and Dragon’s Roost publications among others.


Erik Goldsmith’s story “Misalignment
in Metaphorosis Friday, 11 October 2019.
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October 2019

MetaphorosisBeautifully written speculative fiction from Metaphorosis magazine.

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

Table of Contents

  • Darling — Kathryn Weaver
  • Misalignment — Erik Goldsmith
  • The Season of Withering — Lisa Short
  • Super — Yume Kitasei

Cover art by Kathryn Weaver.

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It came from Erik Goldsmith

Erik Goldsmith’s story “Sharpington’s Coffers – Current Score 49.8” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 8 December 2017. I wanted to write something about an unknown author (like myself) and how frustrating the publishing world can be. I don’t know about other people, but sometimes I get this gnawing feeling. rejection after rejection, that I’m not creative enough to be published, objectively speaking; that it’s not the story’s fault, but my own lack of ingenuity …

Sharpington’s Coffers – Current Score 49.8 – Erik Goldsmith

A perfunctory stare hovers above the counter of Sharpington Coffers, a small antique store on the south side of Picadilly Circus. The owner of the stare, one Mr. Bartholomew Sharpington, watches his entrance with the patience of the rat catcher, waiting outside a hole for his prey, his customer, who will be walking through those doors… any… second… now. Ching. Ching. A tall man in a black hat steps into the store and shakes his …