Fanni Sütő

Fanni Sütő is a writer, poet, dreamer who believes in fairy tales even if they are dark, disenchanted and deconstructed. She writes about everything which comes in her way or goes bump in the night. She has been published in Enchanted Conversations, The Casket of Fictional Delights , The Story Shack and Tincture Journal among others. Find her on her website, Ink, maps and macarons.

Stories by Fanni Sütő

Black Diamonds

Illustrated by Cait Maloney

It was the longest night of summer and Ivan found the stars strangely bright. He sneaked out from his bed to read Shakespeare under the light of a street gas lamp. Ivan was the first in his family who learnt to read. He discovered faraway lands and forgotten times his parents couldn’t imagine. They only knew …

The King of the World

Illustrated by Terri Kelleher

The King of the World was sitting on his throne and looked at his subjects with boredom and something which might have been anger. Three velvet cushions were piled up under his royal backside so that he was tall enough to look his admirers in the eye. Why were these unusual measures necessary, you might …


Illustrated by Kristy Lankford

Lightning was standing on the rain-grey stone of her balcony, listening to the hungry grumble of the storm. Her husband was on his way home. She could tell from the murmur of the vales which echoed his musky smell. He had been drinking again, licking up drops from the glass-bottom of lakes, gulping down the …

The Trumpeter in the Sky

Illustrated by Terri Kelleher

My grandfather’s flat hid in a thin street of New Orleans, in the shadow of a dark place which was once called the House of Rising Sun. The scent of spices and magic filled the air and the noise of the city was flowing down the streets like the graceful river Mississippi. My grandfather’s place …

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