It came from Kyle Kirrin

Kyle Kirrin’s story “The Soul Farmer’s Daughters” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 8 February 2019. I really love time attack runs in video games (though I’m not particularly good at them), so I wanted to write a story where a character would be living—and reliving—a singular loop of events for an extended period of their life. Originally, my plan was for the character to get better and better at the loop as time went …

The Soul Farmer’s Daughters – Kyle Kirrin

Thirteen souls flit about in mason jars on the mantle above my workbench. They’re bright—luminescent, even—but they’re not potent enough for the Duke. I glance at the ghostly light flickering within Vella’s abdomen, then pull another stool up next to mine. “Come, sit. I’ve got a surprise for you.” She joins me. “But isn’t—” “He’s still a little ways out. We’ve got time.” Seventeen minutes to be exact, I think, but never say. “Close your …

A question for Kyle Kirrin

Q: What was your favorite children’s book?

A: Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card. I’ve always been (and still am) a sucker for an underdog sports story, and Ender’s Game pulled it off beautifully.

Kyle Kirrin’s story “The Soul Farmer’s Daughters
in Metaphorosis Friday, 8 February 2019.
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