A question for Nathaniel Williams

Q: Do you have a garden? Have you ever grown your own food?

A: No. I’m ill-suited to nurture plants. I can barely keep children and pets alive, and they at least tell you when they’re hungry.


Nathaniel Williams’s story “The Record Collector
in Metaphorosis Friday, 5 June 2020.
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A question for Max Pitchkites

Q: What work of art has been the most inspiring for you?

A: The piece of art that has provided the most inspiration to me is The Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch.


Max Pitchkites‘s image “The Woman Who Brought Love to Death” is the cover art for our June 2020 issue.Metaphorosis

About Jennifer Shelby

Jennifer Shelby hunts for stories in the beetle undergrowth of fairy-infested forests. She fishes for them in the dark space between the stars. Zsezzyn, Who is Not a God’s publication in Metaphorosis is part of her ongoing catch-and-release program. You can learn more at jennifershelby.blog or on Twitter @jenniferdshelby


Jennifer Shelby’s story “Zsezzyn, Who Is Not a God
in Metaphorosis Friday, 12 June 2020.
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A question for Douglas DiCicco

Q: Is there a specific environment you find most conducive to writing, and is it different for different kinds of scenes?

A: I do almost all of my writing in my home office. I’ve tried writing in book stores, coffee shops, and at writer meetups in the past, but I’ve found I’m less productive with other people around.

The physical location is the same no matter what I’m writing, but I do change what I’m listening to. When I need calm focus I either listen to the sounds of rain or just have complete silence. When I’m looking for a more energetic mood, I switch to music.


Douglas DiCicco’s story “Exhibit 57-B from the Trial of Alonzo Montalvo v. MoodFoods Incorporated
in Metaphorosis Friday, 29 May 2020.
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About Nathaniel Williams

Nathaniel Williams was born in Kansas City and currently teaches technical writing and journalism at the University of California, Davis. He’s worked as a radio announcer, grant writer, and musician, and has spent the past decade or so researching rare American science fiction in dime novels from the nineteenth century. He is a graduate of the Writers Workshop at the Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction.

www.nathanielwms.com, @nathanielwms


Nathaniel Williams’s story “The Record Collector
in Metaphorosis Friday, 5 June 2020.
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A question for Hannah Hulbert

Q: If you could have any super power, what would it be?

A: One ability I always fancied was the Fool’s skill-tipped fingers from Robin Hobb’s ‘Realm of the Elderlings’. The ability to know something intimately and completely by touching it. To know its past and future, its properties and potential. And the fact that such an ability can be turned off by simply wearing a glove. A low-key power with few responsibilities attached and hardly any chance of me becoming the target of a maniacal villain.


Hannah Hulbert’s story “A Witch’s Guide to Mushrooms and Toadstools
in Metaphorosis Friday, 22 May 2020.
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