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Far Fetched Fables No. 163 Douglas Smith

“Spirit Dance” by Douglas Smith (Originally published in Tesseracts 6, this work is the prequel story to Douglas’s novel The Wolf at the End of the World.) In the beginning of things, men were as animals and animals as men. — Cree legend Vera made a warding sign as I entered the store, my hound Gelert trailing […]

Far Fetched Fables No. 162 Michael Ezell

“Bones of a Righteous Man” by Michael Ezell (Originally published in Fantasy for Good.) — Has the life of a righteous man been taken? — We find that it has, Excellency. — And what shall become of the killer? — He shall carry the bones of the righteous man until their weight does cause his death. The […]

Far Fetched Fables No. 161 Judith Field and Michelle Ann King

Flash Fiction: “Never Leave Me” by Michelle Ann King (Originally published at Daily Science Fiction.) Katrine grew up with the stories, she knew them as well as her own name. First there was true love’s kiss, then the fair maiden became the radiant bride, and she lived happily ever after. But the stories all stopped […]

Far Fetched Fables No. 160 Claire Davon and David Steffen

(Originally published in Uncle John’s Flush Fiction Anthology.) The afterlife was arbitrary, Sam Fichtner decided. There was no Heaven or Hell, only one place. He’d had plenty of time to ponder since he crossed over. The Hereafter was filled with endless rows of clear domes like the one he occupied, a space of infinite size […]

Far Fetched Fables No. 159 L.S. Johnson

“Vendemiaire” by L.S. Johnson (Originally published in B is for Broken.) There was a time when Arianne could not see over the rows of her father’s grapevines. At the height of the summer the vineyard became a vast maze and she would follow her mother, watching her taste the grapes, her skirts swaying as she walked, a […]

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