Far Fetched Fables No. 48 Cat Rambo and Oliver Buckram

Main Story: “Clockwork Fairies” by Cat Rambo


Mary the Irish girl let me in when I knocked at the door in my Sunday best, smelling of incense and evening fog. Gaslight flickered over the narrow hall. The mahogany banister’s curve gleamed with beeswax polish, and a rosewood hat rack and umbrella stand squatted to my left.


I nodded to Mary, taking off my top hat. Snuff and baking butter mingled with my own pomade to battle the smell of steel and sulfur from below.


“Don’t be startled, Mr. Claude, sir.”


Before I could speak, a whir of creatures surrounded me.


At first I thought them hummingbirds or large dragonflies. One hung poised before my eyes in a flutter of metallic skin and isinglass wings. Delicate gears spun in the wrist of a pinioned hand holding a needle-sharp sword. Desiree had created another marvel, bee-winged, glittering like tinsel. Who would have dreamed such things, let alone made them real? Only... For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy