Far Fetched Fables No. 127 Oliver Buckram and Lynn Hardaker

Flash Fiction: “The Choochoomorphosis” by Oliver Buckram

(Originally published in Unidentified Funny Objects 3.)

As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed into Neville, the Crime-Fighting Locomotive. Neville was a funny little blue engine with six small wheels and a stumpy smokestack. He lived in the Big Station with the other steam engines of the Happyville Railroad, and spent his days cheerfully bustling up and down the railroad tracks, solving crimes and getting into mischief.

Oliver Buckram Ph.D., lives in the Boston area where (under an assumed name) he teaches social science to undergraduates. His work has appeared in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Interzone, and The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (F&SF), among other places. Find out more about him at oliverbuckram.com.

Main Story: “The Mermaid's Purse” by Lynn Hardaker

(Originally published in Cabinet des Feés' Scheherezade's Bequest: Something Rich and Strange.)

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