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Far Fetched Fables No. 154 Nisi Shawl

“Wallamelon” by Nisi Shawl (Originally published in Aeon #3.) The boys ran ahead of her as she walked, and circled back again like little dogs. Kevin urged her onto the path that cut across the vacant lot beside his house. Mercy was standing on a pile of rubble half the way through, her straight hair shining in […]

Far Fetched Fables No. 153 Robert Silverberg

“The Sorcerer’s Aprpentice” by Robert Silverberg Originally published in Flights: Extreme Visions of Fantasy.) Gannin Thidrich was nearing the age of thirty and had come to Triggoin to study the art of sorcery, a profession for which he thought he had some aptitude, after failing at several for which he had none. He was a native […]

Far Fetched Fables No. 152 Premee Mohamed

“The Adventurer’s Wife” by Premee Mohamed (Originally published in She Walks In Shadows.) It was not till after the adventurer had been interred that we learned that the man had been married. My editor, Cheltenwick, did not even let the graveyard mud dry decently on his boots before he dispatched me to the widow’s house with instructions […]

Far Fetched Fables No. 151 Scott Huggins

“The Blind Queen’s Daughter” by Scott Huggins (Originally published in Hides the Dark Tower.) The heavy mauls swung inward, the only thunder in the soft morning rain. The priests watched, trembling. The small man from Arabia stared hungrily at the widening hole. The bricks sealing the cell shivered, and Amren watched his father’s jaw tremble under the […]

Far Fetched Fables No. 150 Matthew Hughes

This Week: “The Inn of the Seven Blessings” by Matthew Hughes (Originally published in Rogues.) The thief Raffalon was sleeping away the noon-day heat behind some bracken a short distance from the forest road when the noise of the struggle awakened him. He rolled over onto his stomach, quietly drawing his knife in case of need. Then […]

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