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
Author Archives: Fishbreath
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
Cannon swung the hatch open and waved Joe through. They stepped into the most peaceful place aboard Inconstant. Like most modern zeppelins, Inconstant captured the water from her engine exhaust to reuse as ballast and, after some filtration, potable stock. … Continue reading
Sorry for the lateness of last week’s Friday post; I only got it up on Labor Day. I’ve been playing some BattleTech Against the Bot by means of MekHQ and Megamek. Expect some after-action reports on the Soapbox soon. On … Continue reading