Stories tagged “airships”

  • Before Breakfast

    “M’Late!” Kroger shouts, attempting not to trip on the laces of his untied boots. His brother sighs, lowering the top of the newsprint just enough to stare at Kroger from behind the multifaceted goggles that always makes Kroger so blo...

  • Folds

    “So then what did you get involved for?” The crewman is bellowing, he’s a human crankshaft, cycling the wheel left. The airship knocks through air pockets, its wooden base just clearing the clouds. “To get the hell out! I wouldn...

    • Author: neil kant
    • Posted over 7 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • 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...

  • Airships: The Lift

    Elletra was floating on left over adrenaline from the confrontation she had with Firus. She still couldn’t believe he didn’t argue more. They weren’t exactly on the greatest of terms since, before they reached an uneasy alliance, she ...

  • Airships: Half A Room

    “Ummm… Thanks, Gladstone. If you don’t mind, I think I’ll stay in here for a bit. It’s been a long day and even longer night.” Elletra slowly said, her eyes ravenously glued to the small bed in the corner of the tiny...

  • Airships: The Captain's Job

    The ship was violently rocking and shuddering and she could hear the men hollering above. Elletra was frozen in fear, crouched on the floor as she stared at the gaping hole in her room. Tendrils of electricity crept into her room from the empty space. ...

  • Airships: Kraken's Tentacles

    “Relax. This is my 56th time going through a fold.” Jerem said as he wrote something in a worn notebook. Elletra was transfixed by the electric tendrils that kept bringing the airship closer to what seems likes oblivion. At least, Elletra t...

  • Airships: Disobeying Orders

    Elletra, in a state of bewilderment at the new world and circumstances, slumped down onto her tiny bed. She struggled to get her nerves under control as all of these strange events sunk in. Shortly, she heard several men yelling and cursing in a variet...

  • Airships: Italian Stilettos

    Elletra turned to her fighting partner and signaled for him to go up the ladder first. He bolted up the ladder with Elletra quick on his heels. She knew she would have to follow him since the enemies didn’t seem to look any different from the cre...

  • Airships: Unfamiliar Faces Have Disadvantages

    Elletra nodded but quickly squirmed away from the uncomfortable closeness between Jerem and herself. Then she noticed more men swinging down from the clamp’s rope and she suddenly had an idea. “I’ll keep them busy if you can destroy t...

  • Airships: A Familiar Face?

    Elletra’s mind flashed back to a time when she had been a prisoner, taking lessons on royal etiquette, and had been engaged to a young drunkard of an enemy’s son. She slightly remembered the duke’s family & the engagement party. B...

  • Airships: Distracted and Interested

    Hawkeye had watched her leave with a sense of deja vu, puzzlement, perhaps even suspicion, and he couldn’t get her out of his mind. “Hawkeye, are you alright? You seem… distracted.” The doctor said as he walked over to him with ...

  • Airships: Tension

    Elletra poked her head through the hatch that opened up to the lookout’s post. A middle-aged man was standing in front of her with a small smile. “They told me you were coming. How are ya, miss?” He said, helping Elletra up. “I&...

  • Airships: Fight or Flight?

    Elletra quickly turned her back to look at the inky black surroundings as Hawkeye and the other man exchanged a few words before the hatch closed with an ominous clang. The silence that ensued was deafening. “I hadn’t expected to see you so...

  • Airships: Bursting at the Seams

    Elletra took a sip of the tea and sighed in contentment. Perhaps this wouldn’t be too bad. “Alright, so you asked what I was running from. Basically, everything. I grew up in what was formerly known as Italy. It doesn’t have a name no...

  • Airships: Getting Closer to His Target

    Hawkeye absorbed the information and stored it away for later use. He was surprised at the mention of Firus Green’s ship but he supposed that’s how she had managed to come aboard as a guest. He offered her more tea and waited for her to get...

  • Airships: Discovered

    Elletra felt like she was going to hurl as she stumbled through random hallways, her feet disconnected from her brain. He knows. He knows. He knows. Oh god, he knows! I should have given him an alias. He had always known my name. I was hoping he had fo...

  • Airships: Captain's Orders

    Captain Jerem frowned. He had been debating Elletra’s strange behavior for quite a while. He was sure that Elletra wasn’t sick from being tired. Jerem looked up, shielding his eyes from the rising sun, and trained his eyes on the lookout...

  • Airships: Understanding & Misunderstanding

    Elletra blinked a few times in confusion. His father never told him? Well, I suppose that goes along with the character. The vile old man. “Um, thank you for bringing breakfast.” Elletra said awkwardly and took the tray from him, bringing i...

  • Airships: Reactions

    Elletra’s blood was boiling as she battled it out with Hawkeye. “How dare you show that twisted piece of metal in my face after these years!” Suddenly, pain exploded in her wrist as his foot connected with her and sent one of her kniv...

  • Airships: Bleeding Anew

    Elletra flopped onto her tiny bed, staring up at the ceiling, the two year old wounds opened up fresh as if she just got stabbed yesterday. Elletra was four months from being fifteen at that time. It had been two years since she had fled from her home ...

  • Airships: Where It All Started

    Elletra’s breath came more ragged as the memories continued. The street she was on had been extremely busy that day and there were throngs of people everywhere, rich and poor together, mixed with smell of old and new metals, and the sounds of cla...

  • Airships: Prey and Predator

    Elletra remembered how she had screamed at the night sky and how her blood boiled as she watched more and more people succumb to either the sickness or to the temptation of going to the factory. Elletra vowed revenge. She began doing research on the ma...

  • Airships: An Almost Night Terror

    When she finally came to, she was tied to a chair in a large and grand office. Sitting across from her on a couch was the man she had come to hate. He was reading a horticulture encyclopedia. “Ah, Miss Fiamma. We finally meet.” The man̵...

  • Airships: Drained Defenses

    The fight had been drained out of her by the nightmare but she still managed to narrow her eyes in annoyance. “What did I say?” Hawkeye hesitated for a full minute, “You were mumbling. I didn’t understand.” Elletra sighed ...