Strix Antiqua – Hamilton Perez

I didn’t want to go back into those woods. I didn’t trust them, and I suppose they didn’t trust me either. But deep down, I knew—I had to go. You can’t just stay at home, whispering to God on bended knee when your little sister’s been taken by a witch. Police combed through the forest during the day but didn’t find anything. They wouldn’t of course. A witch takes people when they’re alone, not in …

A question for Hamilton Perez

Q: What’s your favorite kind of pie?

A: Strawberry. During the summer as a boy, we used to visit my grandparents in Missouri and my grandmother would make us wonderful strawberry pies. When I think of summer I still think of backyard fireworks, uncomfortable lawn chairs, and a plate full of strawberry pie in my lap.


Hamilton Perez’s story “Strix Antiqua” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 16 September 2016. Subscribe to our e-mail updates so you’ll know when new stories go live.

About Hamilton Perez

Hamilton Perez is a freelance editor and writer living in Sacramento, California. When he’s not scribbling notes about stories, he’s writing music, rolling 20-sided dice, or bugging the dog


Hamilton Perez’s story “Strix Antiqua” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 16 September 2016. Subscribe to our e-mail updates so you’ll know when new stories go live.