Magical Whistleblower Tells All – Michael Sherrin

August 19 FLYING MAN CLAIMS MAGIC IS REAL London – Magic exists, says Thaddeus Seams, 37. Mr. Seams claims to be a wizard belonging to a secret society with real magical abilities. Monday morning, Mr. Seams landed in Trafalgar Square, dressed in velvet robes and holding an alleged magic wand. “It looked like real magic,” said Daisey Patricks, 53, who was present when Mr. Seams arrived. “He was flying above our heads, then landed in …

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Michael Sherrin’s story “One Day in Space Too Many” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 5 July 2019. I’ve found a lot of inspiration from books on cosmology and physics. This story came after reading “Time Travel in Einstein’s Universe” by J. Richard Gott, where he explained how a Groundhog Day-like time loop might occur. He showed this phenomenon would actually duplicate the person looping, and this stuck with me as a fascinating twist on …

Another question for Michael Sherrin

Q: Where do you write?

A: I write in my home office, which is part of a finished basement, where I’m surrounded by shelves of my 2,000+ action figures. These serve as both inspiration and distraction.

Depending on my mood, I’ll write at my desktop, which is better for long drafting and research (multiple screens, again, both helpful and harmful), or on my laptop on my recliner, which lets me focus just on the text (better for editing) or napping.

I find myself the most productive late at night. I can spend the whole day “working,” yet the hours between 11pm – 1am will be more productive than the many hours worked before.

Michael Sherrin’s story “Magic Whistleblower Tells All
in Metaphorosis Friday, 10 January 2020.
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More about Michael Sherrin

Michael Sherrin developed his preference for fiction when he learned reality didn’t include a real Spider-Man. He has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, where he learned to write riveting Excel formulas, though the solutions were often predictable. By day, he works with complex analytical algorithms, and by night he works on short stories and his novel. Michael lives outside Boston with his husband, dog, and several thousand action figures., @prodigeek

Michael Sherrin’s story “Magic Whistleblower Tells All
in Metaphorosis Friday, 10 January 2020.
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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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One Day in Space Too Many – Michael Sherrin

Day 1: Gerry woke to his chiming alarm clock, unaware his spaceship, the Rotor, had just exploded. He shuffled into the kitchen and expected his usual routine: frying eggs, watering his bonsai, and being the only person for light-years. But there he was, already holding the frying pan. Gerry rubbed his eyes, wondering if he had actually woken up. “You’re…” he said. “Me?” said his mirror image, staring back with the same bewilderment. They pointed …