Finishing with Avast, Ye Airships!

3D illustration of a flying organic fantasy airship

Today we finish our tour of Avast, Ye Airships! from Mocha Memoirs Press.

“Adventures of a Would-Be Gentleman of the Skies” by Jim Reader tells the story of a young man smitten with the idea of air piracy…and the soiled dove he named his ship after. Both ideas perhaps a bit misguided…

Steven Southard tells what happens when old-style pirates have a run-in with the up-and-coming generation in “A Clouded Affair.”

When I first read “The Climbers,” I wasn’t sure if it fit into the anthology, but it was such an intriguing tale of aliens who could be classified as pirates and their plan to invade the Earth that I had to send D. Chang an acceptance letter. 😉

“The Steampunk Garden” by Wynelda Ann Deaver revisits The Secret Garden with a Steampunk flair. A brilliant girl with the mind of an engineer thwarts a kidnapping and proves she’s more than a child.

Steve Ruskin’s “Lotus of Albion” proves again that things aren’t always what they seem, and taking people at face value can sometimes land you in trouble beyond your wildest dreams.

Finally, we come to our last story by K.C. Shaw. Two lovely young pirates taking their new ship for a test flight find a worthy prize and every pirate’s favorite beverage in “And a Bottle of Rum.”

So, sit yourself down with a copy of Avast, Ye Airships! and your own bottle of rum, or whatever your favorite beverage might be, and enjoy sailing the cloudy sea! (Or maybe you’d like to make your own rum…) 😉

Fare thee well, me hearties!

3D fantasy organic airship in the hangar

About RieSheridanRose

Rie Sheridan Rose multitasks. A lot. Her short stories appear in numerous anthologies, including Nightmare Stalkers and Dream Walkers Vols. 1 and 2,  and Killing It Softly. She has authored twelve novels, six poetry chapbooks, and lyrics for dozens of songs. She tweets as @RieSheridanRose.
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2 Responses to Finishing with Avast, Ye Airships!

  1. I’m honored to have a story in this anthology, and absolutely loved reading all the other stories in it. Thanks so much for posting a tour of the book. Each of the wonderful tales came back in memory as I read your descriptions.


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