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The Story Queen

"Scheherazade and Sultan Schariar" - Ferdinand Keller, 1880
“Scheherazade and Sultan Schariar” – Ferdinand Keller, 1880

scheherazade, scheherazade…

lady of tales

weaver most sweet:



tell me a story,

tell me true

of myth, of legend

of hero bold

of gentle maiden.


teach me

to escape

the mundane earth

teach me

to fly!

borne aloft

by wings of


by breeze

of fable.


teach me

the thousand

ways of


the thousand ways of seeking –

a multitude

of ways

to see

the world…

even when

one’s eyes

are closed

even when

one is deep

in slumber.



Midge started her career in PR writing at seventeen when she began drafting documentaries for a government-run television station in the Philippines. Since then, she made a career in advertising and public relations which ended in June 2016 These days, she works full time at Philippine Tatler as a features writer under the nom de guerre Marga Manlapig. Aside from what she does for a living and her poetry, she has turned her home kitchen into a personal culinary lab and is currently working on another novel. Follow her on Instagram at @midgekmanlapig.

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