March 2021

March 2021

Table of Contents

  • Spells for Going Forth by Day — V.G. Campen
  • Going Home — Martin Westlake
  • Sanctuary — Chris Cornetto
  • Siberia in Four Dimensions — Esem Junior

Cover art by Kathryn Weaver.

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It came from Kathryn Weaver

Kathryn Weaver’s story “Darling” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 4 October 2019. “Darling” is part of a sprawling, shared-world/co-writing project that my wife Emily and I have been developing for a number of years. The Child in the House, as we call it – after Walter Pater’s Imaginary Portraits – is a series of stories about two generations of magicians and mediums. “Slip Stitch” – from the October 2019 issue of Timeworn Lit – …

Darling – Kathryn Weaver

The damned shadows did me in. They should have been blue. Yellowish light should cast blue or violet shadows, every artist learned that. While disregard for basic colour principles was new and exciting in paint, in life it was awful. This evening, the gallery’s shadows were an unsavory shade of red, somewhere between wine vomited down the balustrade and the bloodstains I tried to suck out of my only silk waistcoat. Worse, no two of …

Another question for Kathryn Weaver

Q: Do you make art other than prose? What kind, and how is it different?

A: I do! I’m also a freelance illustrator – I mostly work on pieces for various speculative fiction venues, but in addition to private commissions, I’ve also done print magazine covers, interior illustrations, and spot editorials. I’ve even contributed environmental art for a forthcoming mobile game.

I studied intaglio printmaking, oil painting, and drawing, not to mention my forays into paper sculpture, but currently I work mostly on digital paintings. In fact, I’m a more confident visual artist than writer – writing is far more personal to me. There’s a sturdier boundary between myself and illustration work. While I love creating art, of course, I’m less emotionally attached to any specific piece. I’m more easily able to brainstorm – I can let things be sketchy, incomprehensible thumbnails before I polish them. When I started bringing that approach to my fiction, it improved immensely.


Kathryn Weaver’s story “Darling
in Metaphorosis Friday, 4 October 2019.
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More about Kathryn Weaver

Kathryn (Kat) Weaver is a writer and illustrator whose written work has previously appeared or is forthcoming in Apex Magazine, Lackington’s, and Timeworn Lit. She lives in Minneapolis with her wife and their two birds.

kathrynmweaver.com, @anoteinpink


Kathryn Weaver’s story “Darling
in Metaphorosis Friday, 4 October 2019.
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