February 2020

Table of Contents

    • Pyrrha — Antony Paschos
    • Heart of Stone — Chris Cornetto
    • Grow, Divide, Sacrifice, Thrive — Jo Miles
    • Sonata II: Shailani — L. Chan

Cover art by Carol Wellart.

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January 2020

January 2020

Table of Contents

  • Kozuna, the Ogre’s Child — Felicity Drake
  • Magic Whistleblower Tells All — Michael Sherrin
  • Choice — Tomas Marcantonio
  • Bedwyr by the Sea — C.B. Blakey
  • Sonata I: Sona — L. Chan

Cover art by Saleha Chowdhury.

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It came from L. Chan (again)

L. Chan’s story “Heartwood” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 5 May 2017. There were two important pieces to this story. The first is a line that appears nearer to the end: the woman has a bear trap heart. I did mean it figuratively when I thought it up but it became quite literal in the story. The second is that I’ve written a fair bit (in the science fiction side of the house) about …

Heartwood – L. Chan

The sorcerer wove his beloved out of the finest silks and linens, the poorest of which was fit for any earthly king. Across her neckline and cuffs, he affixed the most delicate lace, threads more slender than spiderwebs, lighter than a lover’s breath. He scoured his Mansion of a Hundred Rooms for bolts of cloth; gifts from fellow sorcerers, from superstitious lords, from the jealous summer fae, from workers of enchantment and loom. These he …

Another question for L. Chan

Q: What’s an idea you’re dying to write but haven’t, and why?

A: I’ve always wanted to write about traditional customs in modern or futuristic contexts. Witches using iPads (done!), the merits of reincarnation versus immortality (or cloning vs uploading to computers, also done)… One day I’m going to have characters celebrate Chinese New Year in space.


L. Chan’s story “Heartwood” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 5 May 2017. Subscribe to our e-mail updates so you’ll know when new stories go live.