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Far Fetched Fables No 32 L.E. Modesitt Jr. and Nancy Kress

First Story:  “The Swan Pilot” by L.E Modesitt Jr. I eased myself into the control couch of the ISS W.B. Yeats, making certain that all the connections were snug, and that there were no wrinkles in anything. Then I pressed the single stud that was manual, and the clamshell descended. You could call a trans-ship […]

Far Fetched Fables No 31 Kim Westwood and Amanda Downum

First Story:  “Nightship” by Kim Westwood Here the linen smells of mice and the men of old boots. I lie beneath a slaughter of ferals, cushioned in my guilty comforts and waiting for this black-caulked hulk to sink; but it glides like death along the briny channels of a shrouded city half-submerged – a Grey […]

Far Fetched Fables No 30 Todd Lockwood and Valjeanne Jeffers

First Story:  “Keeper of Memory” by Todd Lockwood Daen screamed until the monster’s teeth crushed ribs against ribs. Blood poured from his lungs, a bright flower unfurling  on the pavestones.  He bolted upright. A tree root scraped his back as he tried to crab backwards, but his feet were entangled in his blanket. He sat […]

Far Fetched Fables No 29 Dylan Horrocks and Adam Browne

First Story:  “Steam Girl” by Dylan Horrocks The first time I see her, she’s standing alone behind the library, looking at the ground. Faded blue dress, scruffy leather jacket, long lace-up boots and black-rimmed glasses. But what really makes me stop and stare is the hat: a weird old leather thing that hangs down over […]

Far Fetched Fables No 28 Charles de Lint

Halloween Story:  “Riding Shotgun” by Charles de Lint I wasn’t surprised to learn that my father had died. He would have been seventy-two this winter and he’d always lived hard–I doubted that had changed after I left the farm. What surprised me was that I was in his will. We hadn’t spoken in twenty-five years. […]

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