Serial posts will run on an intermittent schedule through October; I’m trying to polish a 30,000-word manuscript for your perusal, and it’s a busy month at work besides. Oh, and my birthday’s in the middle of it. Although updates will … Continue reading
Author Archives: Fishbreath
Lecocq peered over his cards. Four others were at the table with him: a breaker on his day off, a trio of men from the airship Janissary, and a woman off of Calypso. Both zeps, moored out among the breakers’ … Continue reading
The Brotherhood was a cross between a trade association and a pirate court. They had an airship which roamed the skies broadcasting under the name South Seas Radio, providing helpful news on military patrols and weather conditions around the East … Continue reading
It wasn’t more than ten minutes before the Albatross circled once overhead. It was an oddball plane, a newfangled Chance-Vought design with asymmetric twin fuselages. The one on the right was short and stubby, with a glazed nose for the … Continue reading
Being neither a smoker nor one well-versed in smoking history, I had to look up whether lighters were a going concern in the late 1920s. Turns out they were; this Ronson ad dates to 1927.
Tearing off the catcher’s mask, Hank King stood and faced him. “You have to be kidding, skipper!” “Sorry, Hank,” Cannon said with a shrug. “That one was six inches off the plate.” King pulled the mask back on, shook his … Continue reading
I have a busy few weeks coming up, so there may be schedule interruptions ahead. I’ll try to keep you abreast of them, or perhaps scrounge some old stories to run in the meantime. Thanks for reading!
Cannon spent so much of his life aboard airplanes and airships that true quiet, a quiet without the undercurrent of engines, seemed unusual. All he heard now was the rustle of a gentle breeze through the desert grasses, and the … Continue reading
The arrival of piracy had done much to improve the city’s standing. The city had grown upward, now playing host to an honest high rise or two. The farms had gone further inland or further northeast along the coast, and … Continue reading
Cries of, “Skipper!” and “Captain!” met him as the Long Nines assembled realized he was present. He held up a hand for quiet. “Well, looks like we’re taking Swiftsure home with us. We may get that liberty in Darwin after … Continue reading