A question for Gordon Grice

Q: What made you start writing?

A: I got the urge to write as soon as I learned to read, but I was in college before I wrote a story I liked. My attempts before that ended with frustration, pencil-smears, opening lines too dumb to write past. What broke me through was discovering Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar”. The story started in clinical detachment and ended in one of the most disturbing gore scenes I’d ever read—exactly the sort of scene my teachers had told me to quit writing. It wasn’t the gore itself that impressed me. It was how much Poe made it mean, how powerful it felt, how seamlessly he led me through reasonable-seeming steps to a monstrous conclusion. He became my model.


Gordon Grice’s story “If Gold Runs Red
in Metaphorosis Friday, 4 November 2022.
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November 2022

November 2022

Beautifully written speculative fiction from Metaphorosis magazine.

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

Table of Contents

  • If Gold Runs Red — Gordon Grice
  • Bas Relief — Joshua Grasso
  • An Hour in the City of Lightning — A.D. Guzman
  • Infinite Possibilities III — Michael Gardner

Cover art by Carol Wellart.

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Also available as a pocket-sized (4″x6″) paperback and an e-book.

About Gordon Grice

Gordon Grice is freelance magazine writer and wandering college lecturer whose literary course topics have included horror, homicide, science fiction, monsters, Edgar Allan Poe, and man-eating animals. He frequently teaches creative writing for the UCLA Extension Writer’s Program. He and his wife have three sons and two pet tarantulas.

GordonGrice.com, @GordonGrice


Gordon Grice’s story “If Gold Runs Red
in Metaphorosis Friday, 4 November 2022.
Subscribe now for e-mail updates!