Far Fetched Fables No 17 Laurel Winter, Ellen Klages, and Michael Haynes

First Story: “The Flying Woman” by Laurel Winter


The boats rested uneasily on the surface of the sea, waiting to leave. Chief Loah gripped Raff’s shoulder in one hand and tilted Dannilla’s face up with the other. “Swear you will not use your unnatural power to leave this island,” he said. “Swear on your father’s life.”


His fingers squeezed Dannilla’s chin. Their father sat in one of the boats, his face shiny with tears. “I swear,” she said. “I swear. Please don’t hurt him.”


Raff held silent, and then he gasped as the leader’s hand closed on his arm. “I swear.”


The leader pushed him, hard, and let go of Dannilla. Her eyes blurred and she fell to her knees in the sea.


Laurel Winter grew up in the mountains of Montana and attended a one-room country grade school with 12 to 25 students in grades 1 through 8. She then went 30 miles one way on the bus to Absarokee High School, where there were 33 in her graduating class. Since... For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy