Metaphorosis magazine - beautifully written science fiction and fantasy

Metaphorosis magazine - beautifully written science fiction and fantasy

Beautifully written speculative fiction - great science fiction and fantasy stories.

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August 5, 2022 45 min

One for sorrow, two for mirth. Three for a wedding, four for a birth. Five for silver, six for gold, seven for a secret never to be told. When Mag starts counting the crows that land in her kitchen, it changes her life forever.

Narrated by host Matt Gomez. Published in Metaphorosis on 05 August 2022. Find the original at magazine.metaphorosis.com.

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Bingo-bango, I thought. This is exactly what I need. And I should have remembered then that I was never a good thinker.

Narrated by host Matt Gomez. Published in Metaphorosis on 29 July 2022. Find the original at magazine.metaphorosis.com.

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Sara maps fantastic things—troll dens, dragon caves, desert forests. But now, a new discovery challenges her like none other: the social dynamics of sixth grade.

Narrated by host Matt Gomez. Published in Metaphorosis on 22 July 2022. Find the original at magazine.metaphorosis.com.

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It is the duty of every adult who lives in the City of Thorns to walk among those thorns and submit to the wounds they cause. On their return, they must allow the priests to read those scars for the good of the city. Catrix sets out on his first scar walk, and discovers that the thorns are not what the priests had led him to believe, but wilder and more dangerous.

Narrated by host Matt Gomez. Published in Metaphorosis on 15 July ...

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A human once said, ‘If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need’. Well, I am a Library and I have a garden, and I very much don’t. What am I missing? My humans, of course.

Narrated by host Matt Gomez. Published in Metaphorosis on 08 July 2022. Find the original at magazine.metaphorosis.com.

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The Soul’s Mirror. The Moon’s Rest. The Seat of Dragons. The Goddess’s Isle has many names, but Ingolfur seeks it for one reason: the gift of transformation it offers its seekers. Exhausted, bloodstained, ashamed, he believes such transformation will be his salvation. Yet the Isle holds secrets as well as power, and as Ingolfur breaches its depths, he realises the goddess’s gifts aren’t always good.

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Hidden away from a land torn by war and famine, the monks of an isolated monastery use stories to help them understand their position on the Path. When Gan, an ambitious young novice, asks to hear the tale of King Raden, he doesn’t realise that the story will reveal more about him, and about the monastery’s abbot, than he ever expected.

Narrated by host Matt Gomez. Published in Metaphorosis on 24 June 2022. Find the original at ...

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June 17, 2022 35 min

Spirit Animals were creatures of legend and song, but neither Atynleigh nor her mother had ever seen one. Now, one lay wounded before them, sending out a single message from his mind to theirs, “Do good.” But helping this beast would put all of them in danger.

Narrated by the author. Published in Metaphorosis on 17 June 2022. Find the original at magazine.metaphorosis.com.

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Time once raced alongside Wolf through fields of radiant switchglass, but that bright season has faded. Now dust storms have turned the land she loved from green to the gray of aged muzzles. Time searches for answers to rid her pack's territory of the accumulating dust, and maybe, hope against hope, a way to reclaim the season of sunshine she remembers so well.

Narrated by host Matt Gomez. Published in Metaphorosis on 10 June...

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Every year at the Festival of Wings, men and women battle kites to earn the right to fight for their emperor. Chash must choose whether to seek glory in battle or if heroism can be found somewhere closer to home.

Narrated by host Matt Gomez. Published in Metaphorosis on 03 June 2022. Find the original at magazine.metaphorosis.com.

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An anonymous tip sends Errant to inspect working conditions at a power station on an isolated planet. He hopes his findings will help prevent another devastating accident, and he does begin to unpack a history of corporate carelessness and human cost—but the planet's volatile alien life is stranger and more dangerous than he or anyone else has suspected...

Narrated by host Matt Gomez. Published in Metaphorosis on 27 May 2022....

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Every family has its secrets. As her daughter marries an eligible bachelor, a devoted mother finally tells the story of her own wedding.

Narrated by the author. Published in Metaphorosis on 20 May 2022. Find the original at magazine.metaphorosis.com.

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May 13, 2022 40 min

Lengo's only grandson, Nikolas, committed the unthinkable: murder/suicide. And while she still struggles to come to terms with this tragedy, an old friend of Nikolas appears at her door. What follows at his heel: Truth, revenge, redemption, or even more death?

Narrated by host Matt Gomez. Published in Metaphorosis on 13 May 2022. Find the original at magazine.metaphorosis.com.

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“Frank” is the unluckiest crew member on an extraterrestrial spaceship hurtling toward a rendezvous with Earth. Of the entire research team collectively tasked with studying humanity, Frank gets stuck with economics. Stocks? Bonds? 401(k)s? The very concepts are downright alien. What’s Frank to do? Reach out to a financial advisor, of course.

Narrated by host Matt Gomez. Published in Metaphorosis on 06 May 2022. Find the origina...

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April 29, 2022 38 min

The first time Sam heard the Irons, she laughed like everyone else, played the LP once more out of disbelief, and then—telling herself it was for kicks—listened repeatedly until each song became an earworm. Either the girls—Mapes, Amy, and Edith — were geniuses, or they were the worst band in the world.

Narrated by host Matt Gomez. Published in Metaphorosis on 29 April 2022. Find the original at magazine.metaphorosis.com.

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The King’s Navy is coming to Seaborne, and the town knows it will not survive unless it puts up a fight. But the spinster Nadia knows there’s more than one way to win a battle, and more than one battle to be fought before the Navy even arrives.

Narrated by host Matt Gomez. Published in Metaphorosis on 22 April 2022. Find the original at magazine.metaphorosis.com.

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In a small village ravaged by the scalesick disease, Jo Park helps the faceless Doctor treat/kill the ill and burn the dead. But though he's fallen in love with the Doctor, Jo still wonders what he's hiding behind his mask, and why he won't answer certain questions.

Narrated by host Matt Gomez. Published in Metaphorosis on 15 April 2022. Find the original at magazine.metaphorosis.com.

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This is the story of Yusuf, an owner of an art supply store in the idyllic college town of Middlederry who is lost in love and art. Looking for the breakthrough he needs, he is haunted by specters of who could have been.

Narrated by host Matt Gomez. Published in Metaphorosis on 08 April 2022. Find the original at magazine.metaphorosis.com.

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The tale of an outcast surviving through the last days of a doomed city.

Narrated by host Matt Gomez. Published in Metaphorosis on 01 April 2022. Find the original at magazine.metaphorosis.com.

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A community lives in a world without sunlight on the edge of an abyss, and worship an entity known as the Personage. A young girl, Elin, is led into the abyss by a strange little boy and makes a discovery about the origins of her way of life.

Narrated by host Matt Gomez. Published in Metaphorosis on 25 March 2022. Find the original at magazine.metaphorosis.com.

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