Theodore Kogod

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What is your favorite line from your featured piece in The Ginger Collect?

While it’s not a whole line, the turn of phrase I think I most enjoy is “you saw in her eyes that her heart had been smashed like a whiskey glass.”

 

Who is your most beloved author?

Tolkien.

 

Do you have a favorite quote from this author?

Too many quotes to count.  If I had to choose one, I think it’d be the classic first stanza from the poem about Aragorn:
All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

 

What inspired your piece?

This story drew inspiration from numerous sources, not least among them the werewolf scenes in Volsunga Saga, which is possibly my favorite viking saga.  Other sources of inspiration are too numerous to name, but a lot of the real life struggles I’ve seen in religious communities, single parent households, and impoverished areas in the Carolinas definitely informed the piece.

 

You can read Theodore Kogod’s piece in Issue Three of The Ginger Collect: Pelted.