One for the Wounded – Phoenix Alexander

“Minutes… they are the easiest to kill,” he whispered. His voice was thick with the drowsiness of spent passion; I thought he had fallen asleep, and felt grateful that he was staying awake with me a little longer. “You need something sharp… Cut their throats. Hit them on the head. Hard and accurate. Break their necks.” I remember thinking that it was an odd thing for him to talk about, this killing. So I lay …

About Phoenix Alexander

Phoenix Alexander is a queer, Greek-Cypriot scholar and writer of science fiction. Born in Cyprus, he was raised in England and has been moving steadily westward ever since. Initially training as fashion designer in London, he swiftly realized the error of his ways and has just completed a PhD in English and African American Studies at Yale University.

www.phoenixalexanderauthor.com, @dracopoullos


Phoenix Alexander’s story “One for the Wounded
in Metaphorosis Friday, 10 May 2019.
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May 2019

MetaphorosisBeautifully written speculative fiction from Metaphorosis magazine.

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

Table of Contents

  • Somewhere to be Going — Katrina Smith
  • One for the Wounded — Phoenix Alexander
  • In the Beating of a Wing — David Cleden
  • The Memory Dresser — Nicholas M. Stillman
  • Unmasked — Tomas Marcantonio

Cover art by Melissa Kojima.

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