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This is just the very first part of my new story, "The Courier". The story itself follows William, a young apprentice courier out on a dangerous delivery in an immense steampunk universe.
Novel | Updated Feb 11, 2011 | Reads: 0 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
By Arterton Black
Grey finds himself in one of the many taverns present within Timbuktu, trying to find someone, but instead, being found by someone else.
England; the city of Newcastle, in a time that sadly didn't quite happen a series of events are unfolding. An artifact is stolen, a professor is murdered and at least two assassins are keeping vigil over the whole mess. The morally questionable Doctor Symbol is involved, and has somehow dragged...
Everyone has secrets. Sara Polanski is determined to find out what secrets her late father was keeping. While digging through his study, she comes across a clock key, a gold pocket watch, and a drawing. When Sara discovers what the mysterious key opens, she is amazed to find a passage to another...
Novel | Updated Aug 21, 2010 | Reads: 4 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 1
WARNING: Reading this story can cause you wetting over 300 pairs of pants, or in some cases, drive you mad. If you do dare to read on, expect surreal like you've never seen it before!!
Just some background stuff to the corrupt nation
By Rebecca Ryals Russell
Chapters 1-4 of Odessa, Book 1 of the series Seraphym Wars Prophecy. Myrna, 19, sees demons; and hears Seraphym. Threatened by demons on Earth, she mysteriously awakens one day on the technologically depressed demon home-planet of Thule. She is Godâ€™s chosen leader of the Vigorios, child...
They could never sleep. The people of the world had changed, their minds no longer calm or content. All were afraid. Irritable. Irrational. Something had happened. Something was wrong. Children were no longer young, their souls aged to spiritless, submissive creatures. The people had become...
I attempt to write a short story. Steampunk and Sea Monsters within.
I en verden, der ligner vores meget, pÃ¥ nÃ¦r Ã©n eneste forskel: teknologien, lever der mennesker i fred og harmoni. Alt dette forbliver som det plejer, INDTIL! ... indtil Himmelbyen kommer. Himmelbyen er den legendariske flyvende "kÃ¦mpe-by" af metal, jern, klippe og...
A group of Russian teenagers are drafted into separate sides of a civil war, when they are chosen to test a new type of Bio-Armor (BOA), used for anti-tank purposes.
Chapter One: Sergei's life is changed forever...
Several individuals, whose paths cross seemingly by chance in a world where invention is the culturally normalised goal, and invention of an item which is taken into daily use wins a person immortality- both figurative and litteral- seek identity, freedom, vindication, or simply adventure, as...
By Acid Varrakin
Here it is; a PDF eBook verson of my crowning achievement: the 15,000 word steampunk crime/action/spy/political thriller. I wrote it for a competition, but... well I lost... but maybe that's just because Penguin don't like speculative fiction? Right? Ahem... Anyway, here it is: To Destroy a...
By Acid Varrakin
It's the mid-ninteenth-century, and Detective Inspector Tril Henderson is juggling a nagging wife, a needy lover, a loathsome DCI and a troubled past; enough of a burden for any working-class copper to bear.
But suddenly, a group of teenage anarchists make a bold statement - by burning down...