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 …

A question for Michael Sherrin

Q: What do you think is the single most important quality for a good writer to possess? A: I think the single most important quality for a good writer is curiosity. Curiosity, whether it’s in history, science, psychology, or some other arena, leads to fresh ideas that can be become a captivating story. Being curious compels the writer to ask more questions: Why does this happen? How does this work? What would it be like …

July 2019

MetaphorosisBeautifully written speculative fiction from Metaphorosis magazine.

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

Table of Contents

  • One Day in Space Too Many — Michael Sherrin
  • A Layer Thin As Breath — Thea Boodhoo
  • Communication Breakdown — Andrew Knighton
  • The Offshore — Josh Taylor

Cover art by Fabio Lastrucci.

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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.

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Michael Sherrin’s story “One Day in Space Too Many
in Metaphorosis Friday, 5 July 2019.
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