A question for Maud Woolf

Q: What would your animal totem be?

A: I don’t know if I would call them an animal totem, but I’ve always felt a strong affinity with magpies. I remember my grandmother teaching me to use them as omens (one for sorrow, two for joy) and even now, when I see them, I start counting. They may be known as thieves, but to me to me the act of writing often feels like thievery. Shiny objects are like good stories, to be looked out for and hoarded jealously.


Maud Woolf’s story “The Stranding
in Metaphorosis Friday, 18 June 2021.
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About Maud Woolf

Maud Woolf is Scottish writer with a particular interest in speculative fiction. Currently working towards an MLitt in Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow, most of her free time is spent either writing in the library or searching for a way into the city’s abandoned network of underground tunnels.

@WoolfWolf


Maud Woolf’s story “The Stranding
in Metaphorosis Friday, 18 June 2021.
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June 2021

June 2021

Beautifully written speculative fiction from Metaphorosis magazine.

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

Table of Contents

  • The Secret Keeper — Pauline Yates
  • Satyajit Ray’s Beard or the Lack Thereof — Abhijato Sensarma
  • The Stranding — Maud Woolf
  • The Nocturnals II — Mariah Montoya

Cover art by Max Pitchkites.

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