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Far Fetched Fables No. 183 Paul R. Hardy

“Customer Service Hobgoblin” by Paul R. Hardy (Originally published in Unidentified Funny Objects 5.) Beeep. “Good morning, you’re through to Robin. How may I receive your prayer?” “Oh. Hello? My name is Bishop Augusto de Figueroa. Am I speaking to God?” “No, sir, my name’s Robin. How can I –“ “Well, young man, I wanted to talk […]

Far Fetched Fables No. 182 Karen Traviss

“The Man Who Did Nothing” by Karen Traviss (Originally published in The Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror: Seventeenth Annual Collection.) Hursley Rise, May 2 There was a boy – five, maybe six – sitting on half a discarded mattress by the kerb as Jeff drove down the road. At first he thought the child was trying […]

Far Fetched Fables No. 181 Judith Field

“Psychopomps” by Judith Field (Originally published in The Colored Lens, Summer 2014.) Mark’s next door neighbour and business partner Pat kept telling him that power flowed through his veins. He took a breath and closed his eyes, trying to will the power back out again and into the ash wand in his outstretched hand. He pointed it […]

Far Fetched Fables No. 180 Dave Smeds

“The Tavern at the Ford” by Dave Smeds (Originally published in Sword and Sorceress 28.) Until that awful night, Azure had always assumed she would live out her entire life in the village. That’s how it had been for generations. Grandpa had shared the history one day while standing with her on the old stone bridge. “There […]

Far Fetched Fables No. 179 K.G. Anderson

Editor’s note: Recent disasters have devastated millions around the world. No doubt many of our listeners, authors, and narrators have friends and family in affect areas. If you’d like to help them out, we recommend visiting CharityNavigator.org to contribute to hurricane and earthquake relief.   “Unraveling” by K.G. Anderson (Originally published in Triangulation: Beneath the Surface.) “Sarah — he’s using […]

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