Fibonacci's Daughter

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With Fibonacci's Daughter the challenge was to capture the Fibonacci precepts--elements of predictability in natural forms--in a narrative. His mathematical sequence of numbers and golden sector were sources for narrative shape, structural organization, and design motif. I wanted the story to have a sense of spiraling both in and out at the same time--disappearing at the center and diffusing at the margins. The structure is based on the Fibonacci golden mean; the spatial access is through a shopping mall that is a golden square. Backgrounds, images, and motifs are drawn from Fibonacci's work. The story has, as well, a shadow of Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story, "Rappacini's Daughter," in a certain altered perception of pattern. Borges lurks.

(Source: Author's note at The New River)

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Scott Rettberg