It came from Matthew Amundsen

Matthew Amundsen’s story “Country Whispers” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 7 June 2019. I lived through a slightly different version of this story in a dream. The horrific ending stayed with me for quite a while, and only turning it into fiction could get it out of my mind. Translating a dream into fiction has its own pitfalls, but luckily I found a way to be true to the emotions of the dream as …

Country Whispers – Matthew Amundsen

Seeing the bodies of them girls hanging outside the town’s gates made me think coming here was a bad idea, but it was too late to go back now. The driver, Finnas, didn’t seem the type to turn these horses around no matter what I said, and Maw would send me right back even if he did. The kitties dangling alongside the girls made me feel worse. I didn’t know if the girls did anything …

A question for Matthew Amundsen

Q: What is the first/most recent book that you lost sleep reading/thinking about?

A: The most recent book I lost sleep over was William S. Burroughs’ The Western Lands. His reimagining of the Egyptian Book of the Dead was a dense and bittersweet coda to a long history of difficult works.


Matthew Amundsen’s story “Country Whispers
in Metaphorosis Friday, 7 June 2019.
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About Matthew Amundsen

Matthew has lived in seven states and has worked in advertising, film and commercial production, and information management. He has been publishing fiction since 1990. When not writing, he is a musician and sound engineer in Minneapolis, where he lives with his daughter.

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Matthew Amundsen’s story “Country Whispers
in Metaphorosis Friday, 7 June 2019.
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June 2019

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