A question for Jonathan Louis Duckworth

Q: Duckbilled platypus – result of divine distraction, or alternate universe crossover?

A: The platypus is the result of a beaver scientist and a duck mathematician attempting to divide by zero. There is a small organ called an oxylitic ganglion adjacent to the left sinus, unique among mammals, which allows the platypus to process mineral-heavy water and use it to produce pure DMT. By the time you have finished fact-checking this, I will have already made my escape.


Jonathan Louis Duckworth’s story “Figlia della Neve
in Metaphorosis Friday, 1 May 2020.
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About Jonathan Louis Duckworth

Jonathan Louis Duckworth received his MFA in fiction from Florida International University. He is currently a PhD student at University of North Texas, studying poetry. He likes bending genres in his writing and has a deep passion for folklore and tall tales. His cat, Cheese, is very powerful and has an Instagram: @Misscheesevious


Jonathan Louis Duckworth’s story “Figlia della Neve
in Metaphorosis Friday, 1 May 2020.
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