Stories tagged “airship”

  • The Fall of the House of Hermes

    “We have no time to mourn,” growled Ferrum. “We have to leave before the Sun rises.” “I’m afraid he’s right,” said Lurgy. “Let’s go to the Airship.” They all ascended the tower’s l...

    • Author: Garsecg
    • Posted almost 9 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Falling Short

    The night sky was overcast hiding most of the stars behind wispy clouds. A dark shadow moved amongst both star and cloud riding the air currents like a bird of prey. Tilting the steering bar, Jenny forced the hang-glider into a dive aimed sharply at th...

  • In Service to the Empire

    You’re standing on top of the Empire State Building, far above the level allowed to tourists. Beneath you is an array of antennae, inaccessible overlooks that hang outside of offices no one knows about, and the balcony on which masses of tourists...

    • Author: Eckhouse
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • On Patrol: Smooth Departure

    Together we headed toward the bridge. I nodded to the chartsman who watched with narrow eyes as we passed by. He would be a navigator in the Air Corp. but on the Heart’s Desire he was part cartographer, part orienteer, but mostly he was surly. Fr...

  • One Way to Derail a Conversation

    Sunset cast a rolling sea of smoke and smog in hellish oranges and yellows. Denton smiled, as he felt oddly at home. Errol disrupted the reverie, “Mind the cargo ship at 10:30. Looks like he aims to cut across.” The ship looked more like a ...

    • Author: THX 0477
    • Posted over 6 years ago.
  • Child of the Bear: The Exile's Retreat

    Balashov surveyed the boy before him. Slim, but not malnourished. That was a good sign, at least. “St. Georgiy slew the dragon.” The boy’s words brought Balashov back to from his observations to the moment at hand, and he responded. ...

    • Author: memento
    • Posted over 6 years ago.
  • Avis E. Webb

    Avis E. Webb had been a very distinguished lady of the sky. Manning a whole army of illegal airships by the time she was twenty. Her parents had died when she was nine years old and Avis had run away to join the circus a year later after hopping from o...