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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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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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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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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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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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