Far Fetched Fables No. 106 Lake and Nestvold, Cherie Priest, and Kelly Sandoval

“Rosaraie de l’Hay” by Jay Lake & Ruth Nestvold

(“Tales of the Rose Nights” #3, originally published at Daily Science Fiction.)

In the steep-walled country of Hy Rugosa, where the women guard their swords and the men guard their tongues, dwelt a daughter of the fey named Roseraie de l‘Hay. She had been born to gentility, armored in beetle carapaces and twinkling magic while still in her willow-wood cradle, and grown slowly in the manner of the fair folk into a woman of subtle beauty and profound power.

Jay Lake lived in Portland, Oregon until his death in 2014, shortly before his 50th birthday. His books include Kalimpura from Tor and Love in the Time of Metal and Flesh from Prime. His short fiction appeared regularly in literary and genre markets worldwide.... For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy