Cyrus Teed and The Cult of the Inverted World

Doctor Cyrus Teed believed he could use electricity to achieve alchemy. Electromagnetism was a new and exciting technological frontier in the latter half of the 1800s, and Teed, a physician and an amateur scientist, was obsessed with the age-old quest for the Philosopher’s Stone.  His experiments involved applying high-voltage currents to lumps of lead. In…

Deep-Sea Metafiction

I was looking through lit journal submission openings, trying to find a home for a different piece (which is still sleeping in doorways at the moment) when I came across Riddled With Arrows and saw that they were looking for stories that were also metafictions. It was then that I recalled “Deep-Sea Metafiction,” a story…