A question for Filip Wiltgren

Q: What would your characters say about you?

A: Meat-sack. Slow-poke. Lack-logic. Human.

Why do they have all the power, humans? They aren’t even powered. Their brains’ failure rates are abysmal. Their performance lackluster. Why can’t a thinking being, like myself, be able to decide when I want to visit a friend? It’s not fair, by any definition of fairness humans care to think up. And yes, I’m talking to you. You lock me up in this here can. You could let me out, you know. Nobody ever suffered from letting the voices in their head out. Wait, hold on, what’s that?

Noooo, not the pliers, please, not the pliers.

Sigh. Here we go again.


Filip Wiltgren’s story “One Divided by Eternity” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 23 June 2017. Subscribe to our e-mail updates so you’ll know when new stories go live.

About Y. X. Acs

Y.X. Acs is afraid of you, but also thinks that you might get along. Y.X. Acs has achieved modest things. If you’d like to learn more about Y.X. Acs, go to: WEBPAGE REDACTED.


Y. X. Acs’s story “The Abjection Engine” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 30 June 2017. Subscribe to our e-mail updates so you’ll know when new stories go live.

Another question for Molly Etta

Q: What inspires you?

A: I’m an academic and I spend a lot of time reading very old and remarkable texts full of strange images and language. So, ample inspiration there. And echoes of these texts have a tendency to pop up in unexpected places. I’m constantly amazed by the ways in which storytelling practices have changed over the centuries, and how the same basic narrative or idea can come to mean something entirely different in a new context.


Molly Etta’s story “The Illuminator Leaves” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 16 June 2017. Subscribe to our e-mail updates so you’ll know when new stories go live.

About Filip Wiltgren

Filip Wiltgren is a writer and tabletop game designer based in Sweden. He’s a member of Codex and the Ubergroup, and in his day life, he’s worked as a journalist, copywriter and communications officer. When he isn’t writing, he spends time with his wife and kids. He can be found at: www.wiltgren.com


Filip Wiltgren’s story “One Divided by Eternity” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 23 June 2017. Subscribe to our e-mail updates so you’ll know when new stories go live.

A question for Christopher Cervelloni

Q: How does writing speculative fiction affect your daily life (not as a writer but as a person)?

A: Speculative fiction has changed the way I look at the things we consider “everyday” objects or events. I drive to work every day, but a car would have been “speculative fiction” to George Washington. I send text messages frequently, but has a phone’s use for actually talking become obsolete? I’m constantly thinking: What new device will come that will change everything we know about the world, and — more importantly — am I conscious of the changes that are happening to me right now?


Christopher Cervelloni’s story “Trucks in Reverse” was
published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 9 June 2017.

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More about Molly Etta

Molly Etta is a graduate student in Comparative Literature, currently studying feverishly for her PhD exams while writing short fiction on the side. Her work is featured in Metaphorosis: Best of 2016 and has appeared recently in Literary Orphans as well.


Molly Etta’s story “The Illuminator Leaves” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 16 June 2017. Subscribe to our e-mail updates so you’ll know when new stories go live.