More about Kelly Sandoval

Kelly lives in Seattle, where the weather is always happy to make staying in and writing seem like a good idea. She shares her home with her chaos tornado toddler, exhausted husband, and increasingly irate cat. Her interactive fiction is available from Choice of Games, where her current title is “Runt of the Litter”., @kellymsandoval

Kelly Sandoval’s story “The Otherside of Memory
in Metaphorosis Friday, 9 April 2021.
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Small Magics – Kelly Sandoval

Black flowers carpeted the floor that morning, cloaking the bedroom in funeral colors. Their petals, large as my hand and soft as suede, belonged to no plant I could name. The salt and midnight smell of them soured the cottage air. I would have liked to make tea before dealing with the evidence of Inae’s magics but, fearing some subtle poison contained in those leaves, I started the day with sweeping. The petals were thickest …

A question for Kelly Sandoval

Q: Do you have a garden? Have you ever grown your own food?

A: When I was young, we had a huge garden with all sorts of herbs, veggies, and flowers. I used to spend hours reading among the plants. My current tiny apartment doesn’t have room for gardening, but I still love the idea of it. Luckily, Seattle is a very green city. Even if I don’t have plants of my own, growing things are all around me.

Kelly Sandoval’s story “Small Magics” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 17 June 2016. Subscribe to our e-mail updates so you’ll know when new stories go live.