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Megan Arkenberg

Nitokris, poetry, December 1, 2008








Her website is, 
http://mirrordancefantasy.blogspot.com


Get to Know Megan...

When and what and where did you first get published? My first sold work was a poem, “Leanansidhe,” in the July – September 2007 edition of The Lorelei Signal. It was a unique undertaking for me—126 lines with a rhyme scheme inspired by Tennyson’s “Lady of Shalott.” I haven’t tried anything quite so tightly structured since.

Why do you write? I write for one of two reasons: either I have words in my head searching for a story, or I have a story in my head searching for words. Language is persuasive and I haven’t yet found a way to turn down a plot bunny!

Why do you write Science Fiction and/or Fantasy? My characters and story ideas can only be written as Fantasy; they demand things that can’t happen or places that don’t exist. 

Who is your favorite author? Your favorite story? My favorite contemporary author is Sarah Monette for the Doctrine of Labyrinths books; my favorite story is Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray.

What are you trying to say with your fiction? The way I see the world. I don’t know if it works for anyone else, but it works for me.

If you could write your own epitaph, what would it say? She was her own hero and her own villain.


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