Stories tagged “folds”

  • The Ascent of Stan

    Stan sat in his cubical and waited for the moment when he heard his name called over his head in a dull tone, that almost sounded like a moan. He knew what was coming. “Stan, report to Mr. Sterm’s office, please.” He did as he was tol...

  • The Ascent of Stan

    Stan sat in his cubicle and waited for the moment when he heard his name called over his head in a dull tone, that almost sounded like a moan. He knew what was coming. “Stan, report to Mr. Sterm’s office, please.” He did as he was tol...

  • The Ascent of Stan, Pt. 2

    Years later. What happened to him? or He’s become exactly what he’s run from. All whispered, you know. What had happened to him? Firing people left and right, just because of his irritableness. Had his age gotten to him? Or was it that he h...

  • 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 8 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • 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: Warnings

    Elletra ran into Hawkeye as she rounded a corner. “Elletra! What’s wrong? Are we being boarded again?” Hawkeye asked, his hands instinctively holding her steady as the ship violently turned to port. “We’re responding to a ...

  • Airships: What Has to be Done

    Hawkeye stared out into the open sky and suddenly knew how bad things were. Distortions in the sky that resembled ripples on water were surrounding them. They were always harder to notice in the day. A big shimmer on the port side caught his eyes. R...

  • Audrey G. Burnett: A Request

    “I want to leave. Teach me to operate an ornithopter.” Audrey said quietly, eyes pleading. “No.” Crow grimaced. “Why?!” Audrey frowned, biting back a swear word the people here used. She shuddered. “You almost ...

  • Airships: Turtle Tattoos

    “They must’ve wanted a different ship after they realized how badly damaged this one was.” Elletra said, more to herself than anyone else. “And ours would have been the best one to pick. Pretty clever ploy they played, even for ...

  • Airships: What Maps Do Pirates Carry?

    Men scrambled about, following the Captain’s orders as quickly as possible. Elletra followed after Hawkeye as he went to the lookout in order to spot a good sized Fold. “What’s New Tortuga?” Elletra asked, as she rushed to keep ...

  • Airships: Picking Fights

    Elletra made her way belowdecks, as the crew began securing everything in anticipation for crossing the Main Fold. Hawkeye followed behind her, staring at her figure. He felt like she was about to disappear on him if he looked away. Interrupting his th...

  • Airships: Trust

    Hawkeye entered his room, his feet feeling heavier than usual. Allowing himself the rare luxury of being unarmed, he placed his weapons on the small chest in the room. He was sure he was going to need them again, far sooner than he would prefer. A slow...

  • Airships: A Date

    “A date, I see.” Elletra grinned, slightly more than maliciously than intended. “If it wouldn’t be too much of an inconvenience.” Hawkeye said, a slight smirk came to him as he imagined what his sisters would think of Elle...

  • Airships: Ready?

    The night air was cool, enough to make Elletra’s shiver. She saw Jerem discussing something with Gladstone & walked in that general direction. She caught Jerem’s eyes and he excused himself, walking over in all his Frenchman stateliness...

  • Airships: Meeting Vespertine

    “Vespertine‚Äôs?” Elletra asked, tilting her head so she could see Hawkeye’s face. He smiled wistfully at her, “An old friend. My sisters went through a phase where conventional dresses were… impractical for our daily acti...