A question for Samuel Parr

Q: What distracts you?

A: So many things, when I could be writing… Here’s a handpicked honest selection:

Sometimes, bad stuff. Sad news, back pain, imposter syndrome, or the crazy fact we’re all going to end. But for the most part, beautiful things. Sparrows and blue tits and pigeons, flitting outside my window and being generally marvellous. People murmuring in a café just beyond my hearing. Daydreams of forests, and mystical worlds. Great stories. Real and imagined, there are so many interesting things.

And, I suppose, a lot of those distractions become writing-fuel. It’s all part of the process.


Samuel Parr’s story “The Eye of the Goddess
in Metaphorosis Friday, 1 July 2022.
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July 2022

MetaphorosisBeautifully written speculative fiction from Metaphorosis magazine.

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

Table of Contents

  • The Eye of the Goddess — Samuel Parr
  • The Lost Library — Mahmud El Sayed
  • By the Scars Shall You Know — Daniel Ausema
  • The Girl Who Drew the World — L.D. Oxford
  • The Heebie-Jeebie Beam — E.C. Fuller

Cover art by Carol Wellart.

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About Samuel Parr

Sam grew up in North-West Leicestershire, in countryside man-made and wild. He is fascinated with the mundane fantastic of the day-to-day, and writes about these in the breathing spaces of his life.


Samuel Parr’s story “The Eye of the Goddess
in Metaphorosis Friday, 1 July 2022.
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