Kathryn Yelinek’s story “On the Scales of Dragons” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 11 May 2018. Metaphorosis

I’m honestly trying to remember what inspired this story. Perhaps my recollection is faulty, but I remember coming home from World Fantasy 2014 with the idea for a dragon-library. Perhaps I got the idea while attending a panel? I can’t remember. But the idea for a dragon-library stuck, and then it was a matter of trying to make a dragon-library into a story. It took me a while to figure out that the library was composed of information recorded on dragon scales, but once I knew that, the story grew. Of course, as a librarian, I really, really want a dragon for my own library.


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