For your reading pleasure, three modern fairy tales.
Curl up with simply magical short fiction. In The Lady and the Lemon Tree, a damsel in distress encounters an enchanted bird who claims that lemon seeds hold the secret to happiness. In Silver Kingdoms, twelve secretive seniors at a Southern retirement home disappear each night, only to reappear the next morning with holes in their slippers. And, in The Green-Eyed Monster,three riddles must be answered before crossing the bridge to an ex-boyfriend.
Discover modern fables of beauties, beasties and unearthly wonders.
Discover fresh short fiction about everyday heartbreak and other crimes.
a columbary of lovely and amazing tales
What is StoryCote?
At StoryCote, half of our tales are fantastic. These fables span the adventures of selkies, saints, lycanthropes and even superheroes. The other fables are domestic, spanning the adventures of mere humans, but still from a fabulist’s perspective. All are told in the lyric, lovely and aching way only we know how to tell them.
Discover restless characters, from fairies to farm wives to socialites, all searching for better lives. Unlock the secret to each escape: in the back room of a near-future perfumery, by an imposter at a posh country club, on a cruise ship boarded by hungry pirates, and in many more heart-breaking tales. From the domestic to the fantastic, each tender fable is complete in 2,500 words or less.
StoryCote was founded by writer Candace Leigh Coulombe to share the incredible value of flash fiction and fables in an ever-hectic daily life. Join us for fresh fiction each week through the StoryCote website, podcast and social media. Enjoy the satisfaction of a complete story experience during a quick coffee break. Sneak a secret story during your workday.