It came from Connor Mellegers

Connor Mellegers’s story “Freely Given” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 18 February 2022. A few years ago I read some of the writings of Marcel Mauss and was introduced to the idea of a gift economy. In a gift economy, goods and services aren’t sold or traded but are given as gifts without an explicit agreement for return. I was immediately interested in the idea of a gift economy not only as a principal …

A question for Connor Mellegers

Q: Have you ever consciously written a ‘message’ story? Was it easier or harder than usual? A: I’ve never set out to consciously write a message story but I find that one often appears as I’m writing. It might be tied up in a character or the world I’m building, but there is always some identifiable point of view or idea that comes through and connects the work. If some message or viewpoint doesn’t begin …

About Connor Mellegers

Connor Mellegers is a freelance writer living in Toronto. When not writing speculative fiction, you can find them reading, cooking, and struggling to grow a garden.


Connor Mellegers’s story “Freely Given
in Metaphorosis Friday, 18 February 2022.
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