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Far Fetched Fables No. 158 Jonathan Laidlow

“Inundated” by Jonathan Laidlow (Originally published in Ecotones.) Yuri woke up to the sound of waves breaking at the end of the street, and knew that the undines had breached the final defences. Even his house, one of the furthest from the harbour, would be theirs once again, like the rest of the city. Jonathan Laidlow grew up […]

Far Fetched Fables No. 157 Michael McGlade

“Another Beginning” by Michael McGlade (Originally published in Shimmer #29.) The Real Beginning Ógán loses Niamh to his best friend Malachy. Ógán and Niamh had been high school sweethearts, and the three of them had been inseparable — the Three Blind Mice. Ógán stumbled onto this scene: the affair in full swing, the pair of them at it […]

Far Fetched Fables No. 156 Barbara A. Barnett

“What the Blood Bog Takes” by Barbara A. Barnett Originally published in Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show #47.) On the Day of Sacrifice, my sister Asthore and I wait at the blood bog's edge, our feet sinking into the muddy shore. Asthore gawks with unbridled curiosity as the ceremonial procession emerges from the fog-shrouded forest; I […]

Far Fetched Fables. No. 155 Claude Lalumière

“The Ministry of Sacred Affairs” by Claude Lalumière (Originally published in Here Be Monsters #7: Tongues and Teeth.) Lost in music, it takes some time for Leo to register that Rosa is calling his name, that her hand is trembling on his shoulder. He lays down his violin and clasps her wrinkled hands between his. “Something […]

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 […]

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