About Cindy Fan

Cindy Fan was born in Sichuan, China. She immigrated to Canada with her parents when she was 6 and has grown up in and around the Toronto area. She studied illustration at OCAD University and graduated with a Bachelors of Design. Currently, she is working freelance as an illustrator. Her hobbies include writing poetry, hiking and having an awful sleep schedule.

Cindy Fan‘s image “A Final Resting Place” is the cover art for our September 2019 stories.Metaphorosis

A question for Dawn Lloyd

Q: Are you optimistic about the future of humanity?

A: I am optimistic about the future of humanity because I refuse to be pessimistic. Humanity has overcome everything from the ice age to the black death, not to mention attempted wars, genocides, and a plethora of other things that would be nice to learn how to avoid. None of them have destroyed us entirely, and many of them have made us stronger. I don’t know how we’ll overcome our current problems, what the next round of problems will be, or what humanity will look like after. I do, however, fully believe that we will survive and continue.

Dawn Lloyd’s story “The Last Duty
in Metaphorosis Friday, 16 August 2019.
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About Simone Kern

Simone Kern grew up in a small town in Illinois, where they were definitely the only Jewish-atheist-socialist-genderqueer kid in school. After studying creative writing at Oberlin College, they moved to Houston where they taught English in public schools for ten years. After the birth of their kid, Simone quit teaching to write and be a stay-at-home parent. They love-hate Houston, because their house floods, and it’s too hot, and nearby chemical refineries keep exploding, but the people are just too good to leave. Thus, Simone has embraced life as a bayou creature and is busy learning the names of all the Texas wildflowers.

www.simonekernwrites.com, @simone__kern

Simone Kern’s story “The Propagator
in Metaphorosis Friday, 23 August 2019.
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A question for Edward Ashton

Q: What hero (of any gender) would you name your child after, if we lived in a society with names like that?

A: Honestly, I don’t much believe in heroes. I’ve never been a fan of the Chosen One trope, and the protagonists in my stories are mostly ordinary people who are forced by circumstance to do extraordinary things despite being manifestly unqualified for the job. That said, I’ve always had a soft spot for Jonah from Cat’s Cradle. If I had a son, maybe I’d go with that?

Edward Ashton’s story “A Bear, or a Spider, or an Elephant
in Metaphorosis Friday, 9 August 2019.
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About Dawn Lloyd

Dawn Lloyd is an American who got bored and set out across the world looking for adventure. Six countries and four continents later, she teaches at St. Constantine’s International School in Tanzania and continues to travel in search of adventure whenever she can.

She is also the Editor in Chief of The Colored Lens (www.thecoloredlens.com) .


Dawn Lloyd’s story “The Last Duty
in Metaphorosis Friday, 16 August 2019.
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