Far Fetched Fables No. 102 Aliette de Bodard and Jay Lake & Ruth Nestvold

Flash Fiction: “Green Ice” by Jay Lake and Ruth Nestvold


(“Tales of the Rose Nights” #2, originally published at Daily Science Fiction.)


The Moon is mistress of the tides, which means she controls the blood of men, for their red-washed veins flow with salt, echoing the sea that is mother to us all. When she calls men to her, they rise to her attendance. When she refuses them, they drown in tears of sorrow. Women, though, follow a flow and rhythm of their own, still in Sister Moon’s power, but free from her compulsions.


So it was that among the greatest of the Rose Knights serving under the Moon’s banner in her wars with the Army of the Sun were the flowers of womanhood. Green Ice stood strong among them as the Green Knight, her armor a shade so pale as to be nearly white, her... For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy