A question for Ramez Yoakeim

Q: What is your favourite part of writing?

A: When I’m writing, anything is possible, including giving this instinctive introvert a voice extending far beyond anything achievable on my own. It’s also a sort of therapy as I inhabit a multitude of characters, each with their own backstories, perspectives, and conflicts, and in so doing discover otherwise inaccessible nuances of human motivation. Lastly, what better escapism from the present with its threats of war and cataclysm than the future, not because that future will necessarily be any better (we can hope, but then again we have history), but because then, at least in our imagination, humanity has any future at all!


Ramez Yoakeim’s story “The Diamond Noose
in Metaphorosis Friday, 5 May 2023.
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May 2023

May 2023 cover
May 2023

Beautifully written speculative fiction from Metaphorosis magazine.

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

Table of Contents

  • The Diamond Noose — Ramez Yoakeim
  • The Conch Shell — Elizabeth Raphael
  • Anamnesis — Karl El-Koura
  • The Zoo Diaries V — Frances Pauli

Cover art by Carol Wellart.

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Also available as a pocket-sized (4″x6″) paperback and an e-book.

 

About Ramez Yoakeim

Born in Egypt, raised in Australia, and now living with his husband in the United States, Ramez Yoakeim spent his whole life adapting. A one-time engineer and educator, Ramez’s work favors the darker side of SFF but mostly he writes about hope.

yoakeim.com, @RamezYoakeim


Ramez Yoakeim’s story “The Diamond Noose
in Metaphorosis Friday, 5 May 2023.
Subscribe now for e-mail updates!