Something about L’Erin Ogle

L’Erin is a writer, mother, and ER/Trauma Nurse from Lawrence, Kansas. She has stories at Metaphorosis, Syntax&Salt, and forthcoming from Pseudopod, as well as various other publications. She’s hard at work saving lives, working on a novel, writing more stories, and resisting the Trump administration and all that it stands for.


L’Erin Ogle’s story “The Girls Who Come Back Are Made of Metal and Glass
in Metaphorosis Friday, 28 June 2019.
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It came from L’Erin Ogle (yet again)

L’Erin Ogle’s story “Sorry, Sorry, Sorry, and I Love You” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 23 November 2018. “Sorry, Sorry, Sorry, and I Love You” was about grief. It started as in idea—what would you do to gain a moment to say goodbye, to explain to someone what they meant, and why you weren’t able to convey that when they left you? What would a person do, to gain a moment in time to …

June 2019

MetaphorosisBeautifully written speculative fiction from Metaphorosis magazine.

All the stories from the month, plus author biographies, interviews, and story origins.

Table of Contents

  • Country Whispers — Matthew Amundsen
  • The Thousand Revolutions of Kronstadt — Pablo Valcárcel
  • Las Vegas Museum of Space Exploration — Marilee Dahlman
  • The Girls Who Come Back Are Made of Metal and Glass — L’Erin Ogle

Cover art by Danos Philopolous.

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It came from L’Erin Ogle (again)

L’Erin Ogle’s story “All the Colors I Cannot See” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 24 August 2018. “All the Colors I Cannot See” began with the idea I had that a man hissed snakes into a girl’s ear. The snakes laid eggs, hatched into birds, and drove the girl mad. Grace then became the central character as the story came out, because I wanted to have the narrator as an observer of the character …

Mean Streak – L’Erin Ogle

The air is dry and brisk, the leaves curled at the edges and hanging limp in shades of red, gold, and brown, dying as the sun edges farther away every day. It’s the kind of day made for hanging witches. That’s what Jasper says, at least. His father’s the law around here. He and his men found an entire coven of them, hunkered down in a house hidden in the forest, acting like they were …

An additional question for L’Erin Ogle

Q: What is the scariest or most disturbing story you’ve ever read?

A: I read a short story by Sunny Moraine in Shimmer titled “Come MyLove and I’ll Tell You a Tale.” It’s narrated by someone grieving the end of the world and their lover. What shook me to the core was the beautiful prose describing the life before, then shifting to the events that ended the world as it was known, to the narrator now. I won’t ruin the story for anyone, but the way the narrator was forced to adapt, the things that had to be done to survive, and the knowledge of before and after, the splitting of thesoul, never quite left my head or my heart.

And for a novel, Mark Z Danielewski’s House of Leaves broke my heart, turned me into an insomniac listening for the shift of a house at night, and wrote about regret, heartbreak, loss, and an evil that wasn’t defeated. There is a page where the words “I’m sorry” are written spiraling out of control, into an event, that I will never forget. It’s an experience, to read that book. It never left me either.

L’Erin Ogle’s story “Mean Streak
in Metaphorosis Friday, 22 February 2019.
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