In this collection, seventeen stories chronicle deep metamorphosis, where by a lesson, a journey, discoveries, the confluence of ideas, an accident or some other more esoteric circumstances, we become more attuned to the connections - and distances - between the inner and outer worlds than perhaps we were at the beginning. We grow wings, take flight, and start all over again. More than a coming-of-age or life crisis, it might be said each of these stories begins with a seed and opens into flower. Sometimes the flower could be said to continue the cycle back into the earth, but this is never for naught. Something always remains as a result of this evolutionary transmogrification that gives the reader something to consider, that perhaps wouldn’t have happened otherwise.
The first short story collection to be brought forward by Propertius Press, Metamorphosis showcases the efforts of fourteen new authors, in seventeen stories representing the best and brightest of over 240 original submissions. These finalists are haunting, thought-provoking tales that will bring you into worlds that may feel strangely familiar, reflecting oddities, triumphs, and even laughter. The stories take you to places you'll want to share and revisit as you experience, perhaps, your own metamorphosis of existence, feelings, or even philosophy. We're never really too old, too jaded, or too exhausted by life to grow wings, take flight, and start all over again.