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Far Fetched Fables No 17 Laurel Winter, Ellen Klages, and Michael Haynes

First Story: “The Flying Woman” by Laurel Winter The boats rested uneasily on the surface of the sea, waiting to leave. Chief Loah gripped Raff’s shoulder in one hand and tilted Dannilla’s face up with the other. “Swear you will not use your unnatural power to leave this island,” he said. “Swear on your father’s life.” […]

Far Fetched Fables No 16 An Owomoyela and Benjamin Rosenbaum

Art by Chang Yuan changyuanjou.com changyuanjou.deviantart.com   First Story: “Of Men and Wolves” by An Owomoyela I woke with salt on my face, ghost trails of the night’s tears. My skin was cold. Even my back was cold where my husband should have rested; he was gone, and I should have enjoyed that aloneness. Instead a […]

Far Fetched Fables No 15 Rachel Pollack and Amal El-Mohtar

First Story: “Jack Shade in the Forest of Souls – Part 2” by Rachel Pollack Jack Shade, known in varied places and times as Journeyman Jack, or Jack Sad, or Handsome Johnny (though not any more), or Jack Summer, or Johnny Poet (though not for a long time), or even Jack Thief, was playing Old-Fashioned Poker. […]

Far Fetched Fables No 14 Rachel Pollack and Nicola Belte

First Story: “Jack Shade in the Forest of Souls – Part 1” by Rachel Pollack Jack Shade, known in varied places and times as Journeyman Jack, or Jack Sad, or Handsome Johnny (though not any more), or Jack Summer, or Johnny Poet (though not for a long time), or even Jack Thief, was playing Old-Fashioned Poker. […]

Far Fetched Fables No 13 Janny Wurts and Gene Wolfe

First Story: “Blood, Oak, Iron” by Janny Wurts The old king of Chaldir lay dying. Everyone knew. Scarcely anyone cared. He lay under quilts in a bed with gold posts and purple hangings, his waxy, cadaverous face throwing grotesque shadows by the guttering glare of the candles. Whole seconds passed, while his unsteady breath seemed to […]

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