Speculative fiction
Metaphorosis: Best of 2020

Metaphorosis: Best of 2020

Beautifully written speculative fiction from Metaphorosis magazine.

Stories of difficulty and perseverance, of language and hope, of joy and love. From fairy penguins to love past death, stories that help us find the silver lining in dark places. The best science fiction and fantasy stories from Metaphorosis magazine’s fifth year.


  • A Witch’s Guide to Mushrooms and Toadstools — Hannah Hulbert
  • Regret’s Relief — Travis Wade Beaty
  • Pyrrha — Antony Paschos
  • The Preserved City — Charles Schoenfeld
  • The Friendly Ghost — Ashley R. Carlson
  • Clod-Shodden — J.J. Drew
  • Cactus and Lizard — Hannah Costelle
  • Lingua Franca — Amelia Fisher
  • Good Boy — M. Douglas White
  • Grow, Divide, Sacrifice, Thrive — Jo Miles
  • The Three Thousand — Elise Kim
  • Joy (Unplugged) — B.C. van Tol
  • Bedwyr by the Sea — C.B. Blakey

Cover art by Philip McCulloch-Downs.

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