Far Fetched Fabes No. 104 John R. Fultz and C.L. Holland

First Story: “When the Harlequin Dances” by C.L. Holland


(Originally published in Bards and Sages Quarterly, January 2010.)


The bells rang out over the city. They sounded mournful, at odds with the carnival brightness in the streets below me.


I was perched on the ledge halfway up the Azielto Tower, watching as the city folk thronged through the streets to find the best spot to see the Harlequin Parade. A better view could be had from higher up the tower, but to go any closer while the bells rang was to risk deafness. And madness, so the stories said.


C.L. Holland is a British writer of fantasy and science fiction, and winner of Writers of the Future. Sometimes she writes poetry under an assumed name. She has a BA in English with Creative Writing, and MA in English, and likes to learn things for fun. She lives with her... For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy