Regret’s Relief – Travis Wade Beaty

I would have never gone to the Glyphs of Onyx if I hadn’t fallen in love. I was in my final year at the University of Spell-Craft in Silver Forge. And as Silver Forge was the nearest port to the island of Onyx, and as the glyphs had been discovered only five years prior, students were always taking little holidays up there to see them. Most returned unimpressed. The Onyxian parliament itself had investigated the …

A question for Travis Wade Beaty

Q: Do you often include children in your stories? What role do they play?

A: I include children in my stories fairly often. Children are full of hope and are themselves a kind of manifestation of hope. So I like to see how cynical or hard-hearted adult characters might respond to being confronted with that kind of limitless optimism of a child.

There’s also that strong desire to protect children which can inspire a lot of fear. And letting a kid down can really haunt a person. So as a parent, I spend a lot of time thinking about that push and pull between hope and fear and all the doubts between.

Travis Wade Beaty’s story “Regret’s Relief
in Metaphorosis Friday, 8 May 2020.
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About Travis Wade Beaty

Travis Wade Beaty grew up in Northern Indiana, spent a good deal of his twenties in Los Angeles, and now resides in Washington DC. While he’s had a great many jobs, his favorites have included acting, teaching, and being a stay-at-home dad to two girls and three cats.


Travis Wade Beaty’s story “Regret’s Relief
in Metaphorosis Friday, 8 May 2020.
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May 2020

MetaphorosisBeautifully written speculative fiction from Metaphorosis magazine.

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

Table of Contents

  • Figlia della Neve — Jonathan Louis Duckworth
  • Regret’s Relief — Travis Wade Beaty
  • Pre-Triage — Joe Prosit
  • A Witch’s Guide to Mushrooms and Toadstools — Hannah Hulbert
  • Exhibit 57-B from the Trial of Alonzo Montalvo v. MoodFoods Incorporated — Douglas DiCicco

Cover art by Carol Wellart.

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