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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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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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The Friendly Ghost - Ashley R. Carlson

The Friendly Ghost - Ashley R. Carlson

July 3, 2020

A young wife made a promise to her husband that in the event of her death, she would "haunt" him as a friendly ghost--one who helped him following her passing. When this actually comes to pass, she does all she can to help him navigate his grief and forge a new life that she's no longer a part of.

Narrated by host Matt Gomez.
Published in Metaphorosis on 03 July 2020.
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The Woman Who Brought Love to Death - Kathryn Yelinek

The Woman Who Brought Love to Death - Kathryn Yelinek

June 19, 2020

Gudrun is a witch. That's what her neighbours think, anyway, because she can see the connections between people. When her husband Ketill dies and the village blames her, she decides to follow the loveline that still runs between her and Ketill, wherever it may lead.

Narrated by host Matt Gomez.
Published in Metaphorosis on 19 June 2020.
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Zsezzyn, Who Is Not a God - Jennifer Shelby

Zsezzyn, Who Is Not a God - Jennifer Shelby

June 12, 2020

The child of a god who wields the most powerful tool in the universe, Zsezzyn weeps to see stars disappearing from the sky. When she comes of age she learns it is her father destroying the universe star by star to maintain his power. In a bid to save everything she loves, she builds a tool of her own...

Narrated by host Matt Gomez.
Published in Metaphorosis on 12 June 2020.
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The Record Collector - Nathaniel Williams

The Record Collector - Nathaniel Williams

June 5, 2020

A young married couple have moved into their first house - but it turns out the house has a taste for a certain kind of music.

Narrated by the author.
Published in Metaphorosis on 05 June 2020.
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A Witch’s Guide to Mushrooms and Toadstools - Hannah Hulbert

A Witch’s Guide to Mushrooms and Toadstools - Hannah Hulbert

May 22, 2020

Only a knowledgeable guide can be trusted to discern between the fungi that bring life and the ones that bring death. Only a witch can concoct the remedies and potions required by her dependent community. It can be an overwhelming duty to bear, alone.

Narrated by host Matt Gomez.
Published in Metaphorosis on 22 May 2020.
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Regret’s Relief - Travis Wade Beaty

Regret’s Relief - Travis Wade Beaty

May 8, 2020

A young spell writer journeys to a mysterious cave in the hopes he can make peace with his past.

Narrated by the author.
Published in Metaphorosis on 08 May 2020.
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Figlia della Neve - Jonathan Louis Duckworth

Figlia della Neve - Jonathan Louis Duckworth

May 1, 2020

The Cold Lady fills men's desires but melts away in the night, until one day a young men thinks to ask what it is that she needs.

Narrated by the author.
Published in Metaphorosis on 01 May 2020.
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Donald Q. Haute, Gentleman Inquisitator, and the Peril of the Pythogator - David A. Hewitt

Donald Q. Haute, Gentleman Inquisitator, and the Peril of the Pythogator - David A. Hewitt

April 24, 2020

A mysterious creature, “unknown to regular science”, has been spotted prowling the Florida Everglades. When Porthos the dog goes missing, the intrepid but astonishingly out-of-touch Donald Q. Haute, Gentleman Inquisitator, takes up the search. Accompanied by his faithful but short-tempered companion Sammy Jo, Haute faces both dangerous perils and perilous dangers in probing the sinister secrets of the world’s wettest wetland.

Narrated by the author.
Published in Metaphorosis on 24 April 2020.
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