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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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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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They Build ‘Em Tough on Magna Mater - R.W.W. Greene

They Build ‘Em Tough on Magna Mater - R.W.W. Greene

July 10, 2020

On the frontier -- in a new world of danger, loneliness, boredom, and limited opportunities -- a man's best friend is his tractor.

Narrated by the author.
Published in Metaphorosis on 10 July 2020.
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Time and Grace - Joseph Halden

Time and Grace - Joseph Halden

June 26, 2020

How fast would you travel to an early retirement? Grace illegally reprograms her AI jet car to blaze across the country, but when things go wrong, she can no longer ignore the landscape if she’s to survive.

Narrated by the author.
Published in Metaphorosis on 26 June 2020.
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Exhibit 57-B from the Trial of Alonzo Montalvo v. MoodFoods Incorporated - Douglas DiCicco

Exhibit 57-B from the Trial of Alonzo Montalvo v. MoodFoods Incorporated - Douglas DiCicco

May 29, 2020

A JoyJelly from MoodFoods snack line will perk you right up. And best of all, there are no side effects. Mostly.

Narrated by host Matt Gomez.
Published in Metaphorosis on 29 May 2020.
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Pre-Triage - Joe Prosit

Pre-Triage - Joe Prosit

May 15, 2020

Looking forward to the day when your car does the driving for you? Sounds great, until the day your car decides to kill you. Hang on tight, and hope you don't fall victim to Pre-Triage.

Narrated by host Matt Gomez.
Published in Metaphorosis on 15 May 2020.
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Revitalized - Jason P. Burnham

Revitalized - Jason P. Burnham

April 3, 2020

In one future, Big Brother has diversified his hobbies. Now included: clean water policing.

Narrated by host Matt Gomez.
Published in Metaphorosis on 03 April 2020.
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The Eighth Fathom - Chris Panatier

The Eighth Fathom - Chris Panatier

March 6, 2020

The octopuses of The Tellers' den believe the words of The Seven Fathoms will guide them back to their home planet. The Cephlists's den says the Fathoms are but a myth, written to poison octopus brains. Ook, a daydreaming Cephlist, secretly hopes the Fathoms are true; and when she is captured for spying on the Tellers, she gets her chance to find out.

Narrated by the author.
Published in Metaphorosis on 06 March 2020.
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Choice - Tomas Marcantonio

Choice - Tomas Marcantonio

January 17, 2020

Detectives Sora and Gyuri track down subjects with peculiar pasts, but one of these people leads them to a truth neither detective expected.

Narrated by host Matt Gomez.
Published in Metaphorosis on 17 January 2020.
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What Lies in Light - Laura Duerr

What Lies in Light - Laura Duerr

December 13, 2019

StellBio sent the forensic team out to find why it can't exploit wormhole access to a distant, habitable planet. And what happened to the last team, who seem to have been distracted by a caldera full of light.

Narrated by host Matt Gomez.
Published in Metaphorosis on 13 December 2019.
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