March 2020

March 2020

Table of Contents

  • The Eighth Fathom — Chris Panatier
  • The Wicked Stepmother — Rhema Sayers
  • The Draining — Matt Hornsby
  • Sonata III: Canta — L. Chan

Cover art by Chris Panatier.

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Sonata I: Sona – L. Chan

Andante: Sona Siege drums struck the town just before daybreak – whaleskin stretched over hollowed out tree trunks, varnished and polished until the drum bodies were darker than a moonless night. War Music was the province of the Empire military, and was not often employed by the Periphery patrols. Early morning mist clung to the ground, warping and distorting as the waves of force sped from the siege drums, propagating through the Sound and smashing …

Yet another question for L. Chan

Q: What inspires you?

A: Many things! I’m the filter feeder in the inspiration food chain. Sometimes, it’s bouncing ideas off tweets with friends. Sometimes I start with a title but no story. Sometimes I start with a line or a scene with no idea how the rest of the story goes. Recently, I’ve tried to address some weird imbalances in tropes that irked me, like the Selkie myth.


L. Chan’s story “Sonata I: Sona
in Metaphorosis Friday, 31 January 2020.
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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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