Stories

Fables, yarns, tales, fantasies, science fiction, magic realism and other fantastical flavors.

Listen: A Fable

From my morning-quiet field I heard those martial trumpets — oh, I heard them well. I stood on my farm ...

Mother’s Fine Crockery in Shards

Amsterdam-based writer Susan Carey's preposterous and somewhat bawdy yarn concerns a woman, a man and a talking horse. Will the ...

St. Dymphna’s Quartet

Pennsylvania author Tom Charles Bair III brings a sense of gleeful, disjointed absurdity and determination to real-life issues of emotional ...

Drone

Melissa wants badly to fly the drone, but Jeff might get mad. It rests on top of the fridge, like ...

Zenith (My Fantasy America II)

[Author’s note: Italo Calvino’s masterpiece “Invisible Cities” finds the explorer Marco Polo describing to Emperor Kublai Khan various fantastical cities ...

Previous Pilgrims

I am walking down a broad, stony, rocky riverbed that is almost dry. A tiny stream runs circuitously in the ...