Documents of Tabat: A Handbill Posted Outside Figgis’ Bakery

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What are the documents of Tabat? In an early version of the book, I had a number of interstitial pieces, each a document produced by the city: playbills, advertisements, guide book entries. They had to be cut but I kept them for web-use. I hope you enjoy this installment, but you’ll have to read Beasts of Tabat to get the full significance. -Cat

Now available at Tasteweet’s Emporium: Seventeen Varieties of Fairy Honey, including the following:

Tastesweet’s Midwinter Amber: Comes with the traditional drowned Fairy preserved in the jar and a scattering of midwinter spices. Five gold galleons per household jar.

Tastesweet’s Invigorating Infusion: Spiced with spectral peppers from the Southern Isles, Frenzy Fairy honey of a most delicious flavor will rekindle affections of the flesh and revivify even the most winter-jaded appetite. One golden galleon per gill.

Tastesweet’s Calming Mixture: Equal parts of high-grade Fairy honey and Dryad sap are infused with soothing herbs, this mixture is identical to the one employed by Physicians for invalids and the habitually nervous. Three silver galleons per gill.

Tastesweet’s Occult Lozenges: Fairy honey mingles with two parts blood of Oracular Pigs (guaranteed not culls) to create a blend famous for enhancing lucky instincts and premonitions. As used at the Fuchsia and Heron, where it is a favorite of poets, musicians, and actors. One golden galleon per household jar.

Tastesweet’s Traditional Syrup: Suitable for the frugal household, this sweetener consists of one part Smallholder Grade Fairy honey to fourteen parts cane syrup and is used by commercial establishments throughout Tabat. Three silver skiffs per household jar.

Included with each purchase free and gratis as a token of gratitude for your patronage! Two noughts, each valid in trade for a Tastesweet’s Secret Recipe Honey Candy!

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About Cat Rambo

I am a science fiction and fantasy writer and editor. My three collections of short stories are THE SURGEON'S TALE AND OTHER STORIES (with Jeff VanderMeer), EYES LIKE SKY AND COAL AND MOONLIGHT, and NEAR + FAR (forthcoming this September).
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