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Reach for Your Ocean Heart - C.M. Fields

Reach for Your Ocean Heart - C.M. Fields

February 26, 2021

In the ruins of a great city, a girl who receives mysterious, fragmented messages serves as the Oracle to her people. Her excavations of the city’s long-lost archive will uncover its wicked past and the tragic origins behind the voice in her mind.

Narrated by host Matt Gomez.
Published in Metaphorosis on 26 February 2021.
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Endless - Ted S. Bushman

Endless - Ted S. Bushman

February 19, 2021

A suicidal blacksmith dreams of a death that will cut him out of the very fabric of the universe, but despairs of being able to accomplish it. When an old client appears on his doorstep with an offer to forge a legendary blade, the blacksmith realizes he might have found his answer.

Narrated by the author.
Published in Metaphorosis on 19 February 2021.
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Rock-Adda’s World - Chloe Smith

Rock-Adda’s World - Chloe Smith

February 12, 2021

Adda Oram’s spent years devoted to her research, stationed in the northern reaches of a half-settled world, trying to understand the alien “whales of stone.” As long as she can’t prove that they are sentient beings, their very existence is under threat—and right now, Adda can’t even make the one person who cares about her the most understand what’s at stake….

Narrated by host Matt Gomez.
Published in Metaphorosis on 12 February 2021.
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Vacation Gnomes - Aaron DaMommio

Vacation Gnomes - Aaron DaMommio

February 4, 2021

Amy didn't like the idea of taking a vacation in the first place. She likes it even less when she learns she's not alone.

Narrated by the author.
Published in Metaphorosis on 05 February 2021.
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Esma’s Margaret - Damien Krsteski

Esma’s Margaret - Damien Krsteski

January 29, 2021

When Esma, a precocious teenager born and raised in the poorest neighborhood of her city, needs money to take part in a programming competition, she turns to an AI therapist for help.

Narrated by host Matt Gomez.
Published in Metaphorosis on 29 January 2021.
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Not All Rot Is Ruin - E.A. Petricone

Not All Rot Is Ruin - E.A. Petricone

January 22, 2021

When Leda lifts her head from her pillow one morning a dead fly tumbles out of her hair. Gross, but no big deal, right? Except the dead flies keep coming.

Narrated by host Matt Gomez.
Published in Metaphorosis on 22 January 2021.
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Unifiers - Edward Ashton

Unifiers - Edward Ashton

January 15, 2021

Dropping onto a colony world is always an adventure. Sometimes we find apes. Sometimes we find angels. Michaela and I, though—we’re Unifiers. Our job is to remind them all how to be human.

Narrated by host Matt Gomez.
Published in Metaphorosis on 15 January 2021.
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All We Ever Look For - Cécile Cristofari

All We Ever Look For - Cécile Cristofari

January 8, 2021

When a magic portal opened in my living room, I decided to let lonely people use it to escape to a new life in a parallel universe. It worked just fine… until my only friend asked to be let through.

Narrated by host Matt Gomez.
Published in Metaphorosis on 08 January 2021.
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Superbloom - Lynne Peskoe-Yang

Superbloom - Lynne Peskoe-Yang

January 1, 2021

When a strange organism takes over the oceans, a lone technician on a remote island sends a dangerous message.

Narrated by host Matt Gomez.
Published in Metaphorosis on 01 January 2021.
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Tower of Mud and Straw IV: The Tower - Yaroslav Barsukov

Tower of Mud and Straw IV: The Tower - Yaroslav Barsukov

December 25, 2020

Part 4. Doorways open and tulips finally bloom in the closing chapter of the fantasy novella "Tower of Mud and Straw."

Narrated by Miltos Yerolemou.
Published in Metaphorosis on 25 December 2020.
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