“Lessons from a Clockwork Queen” by Megan Arkenberg

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Every fairy tale comes with a lesson, but a fairy tale about the life of two clockwork queens comes with many – the first being that a wise clockwork queen should always have more than one winding key. Violet is not so wise, but at least she was built with a heart, which cannot be said for her replacement, Iris. Lessons from a Clockwork Queen is a fantastical adventure with whimsical characters and many dark turns, but never a dull moment. Find out who fares better in the kingdom – the original queen who has more love than she has sense, or the iron queen with all the suitability and none of the heart.

Lessons from a Clockwork Queen

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About the Author
Megan Arkenberg's short fiction has appeared in over fifty magazines and anthologies, including Asimov's, Shimmer, Lightspeed, and Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror of the Year. She has been the editor of the fantasy e-zine Mirror Dance since 2008 and was recently the nonfiction editor for Queers Destroy Horror!, a special issue of Nightmare Magazine. Megan currently lives in Northern California, where she is pursuing a Ph.D. in English literature. Visit her online at http://www.meganarkenberg.com./
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