Yet another question for Karl El-Koura

Q: What would your characters say about you?

A: I fear they would say: “Clean your ears, bud. What I said was much more interesting than what you wrote down.” I hope they would say: “Thanks for letting us find our own way.” I expect they would say: “Well—you did your best.”


Karl El-Koura’s story “Anamnesis
in Metaphorosis Friday, 19 May 2023.
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Even more about Karl El-Koura

Karl El-Koura lives with his family in Canada’s capital city, holds a second-degree black belt in Okinawan Goju Ryu karate, and works a regular job in daylight while writing fiction at night. “Anamnesis” is his third appearance in Metaphorosis. His stories “The Azurian Shield” and “Her Last Will” were published in the October 2021 and September 2022 issues, respectively.

www.ootersplace.com, @KarlElKoura


Karl El-Koura’s story “Anamnesis
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Karl El-Koura’s story “Her Last Will” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 16 September 2022. Hello, my name is Karl El-Koura, and I’m an introvert. Do they have support groups for introverts, or does no one show up? I suspect most writers are on the introversion end of the spectrum. Who else would voluntarily lock themselves up alone in a room for hours on end? Many of my stories, like “Her Last Will”, turn out …