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Lingua Franca - Amelia Fisher

Lingua Franca - Amelia Fisher

October 16, 2020

I knew the children had no names, though I didn’t understand it. Far had tried to explain it to me, but this was one barrier our strides in communication could not quite breach. She would always be of the city, and I an interloper.

Narrated by host Matt Gomez.
Published in Metaphorosis on 16 October 2020.
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Good Boy - M. Douglas White

Good Boy - M. Douglas White

October 2, 2020

After the world around him is irreparably altered, a curious canine journeys to the far reaches of the universe to care for his human companions.

Narrated by the author.
Published in Metaphorosis on 02 October 2020.
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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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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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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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