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Pages Missing From the Diary of Samuel Pepys, Esq. - David Berger

Pages Missing From the Diary of Samuel Pepys, Esq. - David Berger

September 18, 2020

This tale asks two questions: What would have happened if an alien arrived in England, long ago. And how would the great diarist, Samuel Pepys, would have deal with this?

Narrated by host Matt Gomez.
Published in Metaphorosis on 18 September 2020.
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Where the Old Neighbors Go - Thomas Ha

Where the Old Neighbors Go - Thomas Ha

September 11, 2020

Mary Walker is the type of neighbor many of us have, but so few of us want: nosy, confrontational, and a self-appointed deputy of her neighborhood’s affairs. But when an otherworldly visitor moves in across the street, Mary, as unpleasant as she may be, becomes her community’s only line of defense against an insidious, impending threat.

Narrated by host Matt Gomez.
Published in Metaphorosis on 11 September 2020.
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Fetch - B. Morris Allen

Fetch - B. Morris Allen

September 4, 2020

On a long journey to the edges of the solar system to promote the United League and distract from its brutality, a man's only companion is a simulation of Laika, the Soviet space dog.

Narrated by the author.
Published in Metaphorosis on 04 September 2020.
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Joy (Unplugged) - B.C. van Tol

Joy (Unplugged) - B.C. van Tol

August 28, 2020

Everyone lives a virtual life except for Joy. That is, until August stumbles onto her doorstep, struggling to return to reality.

Narrated by the author.
Published in Metaphorosis on 28 August 2020.
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All That Remains - Michael Gardner

All That Remains - Michael Gardner

August 21, 2020

Progeny lives in darkness, in the tunnels, hidden from the infection that plagues the surface. Or so Father says.

Narrated by host Matt Gomez.
Published in Metaphorosis on 21 August 2020.
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Devilish Calliope and Ungrooviest Apocalypse - Evan Marcroft

Devilish Calliope and Ungrooviest Apocalypse - Evan Marcroft

August 14, 2020

In the eternal struggle between good and evil, there are endless adventures and infinite victories. But when no triumph lasts forever, how does one find the strength to go on?

Narrated by host Matt Gomez.
Published in Metaphorosis on 14 August 2020.
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Calling Me Home - Spencer Nitkey

Calling Me Home - Spencer Nitkey

August 7, 2020

I clock out for my hour off, and already the entanglement circuit is spinning. I try to swallow the spreading pain and imagine the trillion spinning photon-like particles that make up my mind in the circuit that are moving a trillion other, entangled particles in my brain back home, lying in bed. The sun blooms inside me, and the inside of the transport ship vanishes. I wake up to the sun setting through the open window.

Narrated by host Matt Gomez.
Published in Metaphorosis on 07 August 2020.
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The Chorley - Rachel Ayers

The Chorley - Rachel Ayers

July 31, 2020

Annamarie's stuffed elephant has gone missing. She has hours to find it before bedtime, or she could be in more danger than Mama could imagine. Unless Mama is in on it....

Narrated by host Matt Gomez.
Published in Metaphorosis on 31 July 2020.
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A Picture of Home, in Silence - Alexandra Seidel

A Picture of Home, in Silence - Alexandra Seidel

July 24, 2020

"A Picture of Home, in Silence" follows Sam on her journey home, a journey that is not about the quickest route, but about what one might find by the wayside, and about the things Sam has to come to terms with as the end of her journey draws near.

Narrated by the author.
Published in Metaphorosis on 24 July 2020.
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Shards - Jordan Chase-Young

Shards - Jordan Chase-Young

July 17, 2020

Six years ago, a cataclysm that shattered the moon and drowned the world beneath an endless ocean has reduced humanity to a few dozen survivors in a lonely spire, one kept aloft by the stone-manipulating mages known as earthmasons. Dwindling supplies, eroding walls, and tensions between the earthmasons and the Spire's non-magical inhabitants have pushed this last shard of humanity to the brink. But Shona, an earthmason determined to save her family and her home, discovers that the Spire's inhabitants may not be alone.

Narrated by host Matt Gomez.
Published in Metaphorosis on 17 July 2020.
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