Joanna Galbraith

"In the fountain of Faris Al-Kawthar's courtyard swim eight orange goldfish who sing jubilant Os as they reel round and round. Weaving amongst water plants, reeds green as tree frogs, they seldom pause to breathe, just to reach a higher note. They never smile as they sing for what fish ever does?

They just stare, eyes unblinking, though their gills burst with song."


Extract from 'The Fish of Al-Kawthar's Fountain' written by Joanna Galbraith published by Norilana Books in the anthology 'Clockwork Phoenix 2: More Tales of Beauty and Strangeness', July 2009 - ed: Mike Allen. Buy now!!