It came from R.E. Dukalsky

R.E. Dukalsky’s story “Hope on the Vine” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 4 March 2022. “Hope on the Vine” grew from two very different seeds. In my non-writing professional life, I work on peace processes, political transitions, and rule of law, which means I spend a lot of time thinking about the aftermath of conflict. In my reading experience, speculative fiction tends to focus on how conflicts begin, how they are fought, or how …

A question for R.E. Dukalsky

Q: What’s your favorite non-SFF book? A: I have never been able to answer this kind of question with just one favorite book. I love The Secret History of the Mongol Queens by Jack Weatherford and King Leopold’s Ghost by Adam Hochschild because they changed the lens through which I saw the world, making it feel bigger and more connected at the same time. Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall will always be among my top books …

About R.E. Dukalsky

R.E. Dukalsky writes speculative fiction about conflict and what happens afterward. She has been told that she has School House Rock charm and that she would make an excellent rebel leader, among other dubious accolades. She lives in the Pacific Northwest in a house that perpetually needs more bookshelves.


R.E. Dukalsky’s story “Hope on the Vine
in Metaphorosis Friday, 4 March 2022.
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