A question for Jack Neel Waddell

Q: What would your animal totem be?

A: Do you choose your totem, or does it choose you? I suspect the latter, in which case the answer is a raccoon. I have unintentionally shared too many a backwoods meal with these little beasts to say any different. I am defeated; they are smarter than me. I will aspire to their cunning, and when I one day pass beyond the veil, perhaps they will allow me to join them as the least of their number.


Jack Neel Waddell’s story “Rooks on Sundays
in Metaphorosis Friday, 1 November 2019.
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About Christine Lucas

Christine Lucas lives in Greece with her husband and a horde of spoiled animals. A retired Air Force officer and mostly self-taught in English, she was a finalist for the 2017 WSFA award.

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Christine Lucas’s story “Via Dolorosa
in Metaphorosis Friday, 8 November 2019.
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A question for Yume Kitasei

Q: Where do you write?

A: Where I write is really a factor of when I write. My job can keep me busy, so I have to seize the fifteen to thirty-minute chunks whenever I can. In fact, I get some of my best writing done on the subway standing up, wedged between one person’s pointy elbow and another ’s backpack (oof, dude), tap-tapping away with two thumbs. I’ll start in the early morning on my laptop on a small green table in my bedroom while eating breakfast, email my work in progress to myself so I can continue on my phone on the way to work, and then end my day sprawled on the living room couch to finish it out for the night.

So short answer: everywhere, anywhen.


Yume Kitasei’s story “Super
in Metaphorosis Friday, 25 October 2019.
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A question for Lisa Short

Q: What is your favorite story?

A: My favorite stories have always been of the “hero who overcomes childhood/adolescent adversity because they’re so smart and hard-working” variety—with the caveat that it isn’t presented as some kind of paean to capitalism and/or Social Darwinism. My very favorites are ones where the hero is (a) a heroine and (b) the adversity doesn’t consist solely or even mostly of sexual trauma (because that has been done to death).


Lisa Short’s story “The Season of Withering
in Metaphorosis Friday, 18 October 2019.
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About Yume Kitasei

Yume Kitasei lives in Brooklyn, NY with two terrible cats, Filibuster and Boondoggle. She believes everyone has a super power. Hers is the ability to make the perfect cup of coffee.

www.yumekitasei.com, @YumeKitasei


Yume Kitasei’s story “Super
in Metaphorosis Friday, 25 October 2019.
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