Short stories tagged with Cautionary Tale.
Listing 5 stories.
A boy runs away from an abusive household and a magical figure from a cautionary tale: the Fool-Killer. Fear of the Fool-Killer shapes his whole life as he tries his best to live honestly and un-foolishly.
A young man encounters a beautiful girl and her suitor with a powerful fiddle in a place rumored to be the home of a terrifying monster. When the monster reappears, the young man discovers the truth about the man who last faced the creature.
Two elderly New Yorkers have always enjoyed the summers in their peaceful lakeside cottage in the country. However, when they break tradition by staying past Labor Day, mysterious incidents and unfriendly locals remind them they've overstayed their welcome.
The Thirteen Mercies were given to Moses to rid the world of sin. But in a dystopian world, a group of soldiers used the powers of the Reversed Thirteen Mercies to commit war crimes. Now, imprisoned on a hostile jungle island, they await their judgement. The Thirteen Mercies, granted to mankind by God, promises to rid the humanity of sin. But in a dystopian world, a group of soldiers are imprisoned on a jungle island for using defiled spells of the Reversed Thirteen Mercies to commit war crimes.
A mechanical mother bird tells her three children two stories: one of patricide, and the other of a human and a mechanical being and their marriage.