“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!