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Far Fetched Fables No. 145 Frances Silversmith

“Languid in Rose” by Frances Silversmith (Originally published in Fantasy for Good.) Lilia I, Queen of Roses, reluctantly opened her eyes to yet another perfect day, courtesy of the Enchantment. The briar rose outside her windows threw moving shadows on the salmon-colored material curtains of her four-poster bed. What a disgustingly lovely sight. Lilia forced her […]

Far Fetched Fables No. 144 Wendy Nikel and Robert Dawson

First Story: “The Girl in the Windmill” by Wendy Nikel (Originally published in Enchanted Spark. Based on the Italian fairy tale “In Love with a Statue“) Maartje van Dijk lived in a windmill. At the age of ten, her vater and moeder perished at sea, and she was sent to live with her Opa on the coast. […]

Far Fetched Fables No. 143 Cyril Simsa and Lynette Mejía

Flash Fiction: “Connection” by Lynette Mejía (Originally published at Daily Science Fiction.) The magician wobbled a little on his bar stool. “Ask me what I did for a living,” he said. Somewhere deep inside of him a small voice was shouting to shut up, that he sounded like a fool, but he ignored it. His plane […]

Far Fetched Fables No. 142 Robert Dawson and Jay Lake & Ruth Nestvold

Flash Fiction: “Descanso Dream” by Jay Lake & Ruth Nestvold (“Tales of the Rose Knights” #12, originally published at Daily Science Fiction.) Descanso is the smallest of the Rose Knights, and perhaps the strangest. He is a dream made flesh, a pale man with skin the white of the ocean’s dead, riding a horse of fog and […]

Far Fetched Fables No. 141 Filip Wiltgren and Mark Finn

First Story: “The Bed of the Crimson King” by Filip Wiltgren (Originally published in Grimdark #9.) The king lies in his big bed under the crimson covers, and dreams of freedom. The bed is not his, not the way the grasses of the savanna were, but he must sleep in it. It is the king’s bed, and […]

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