Each issue of the Bards and Sages Quarterly presents unique speculative tales from both new and established writers in the genre. In this issue: Sandra M. Odell returns with a new story about a traditional Southern wedding...traditional except for the fact that the groom has tentacles. Tony Peak brings us a tale of a lovestruck gargoyle fighting his way through an army of statues and figurines to reach the object of his affections. Michael W. Lucht offers a peek into a world where the collection of royalty payments has civilization breaking consequences. Robert Essig presents a dark western tale about a Sheriff confronted with hanged criminals that refuse to die.