Steampunk Tale of Wonder – Prepare to Repel Boarders!

Rally“They are closing sir!” said Ensign Harrington pointing out of the bridge window.
“Looks like they are up in the stream,” added Lieutenant Johnson putting down the viewer. “We are still climbing, and they will be on us before we get up there.”
“I see them Mr. Johnson,” replied Captain Harris calmly.
“All crews to their guns, I want full power to the Newton’s, prepare to drop the chargers at my command. Helms maintain the current heading.”
“Aye Sir,” said the Ensign echoing the Captains orders down one of the brass speaking tubes.
The deck plates shifted under the bridge crew’s feet as Rally’s Newton’s strained to push the Frigate higher into the sky. Taking the viewer off Johnson, Captain Harris looked at the darting images of the pursuers, “We must have something they really want, those are Sturmhawks they are sending after us.” Continue reading

Altworld is all about changing your reality and we’ve only just begun

WondersIhaveseenOver the last three years here at Altworld we have battled shadowy creatures on the dark streets of Baltimore in the Tether Saga, rode the magic of Once Upon a Time in the Ninth Kingdom in The Wonder Tales, delved into grimness of Steampunk with Flight of the Phoenix, glimpsed moments of altered reality with Flash Fiction shorts,  jumped the madness of writers block with the unique mashup of comic book and narrative prose in Exposition, witnessed the horror of war with Sigmartyr and followed a brave Teddy Bear who defends his child from the Monsters under the Bed in A Teddy Bear Tale. It has been quite a ride into my imaginings and we’ve only just begun… Mount up my friends, here in 2013 I start changing your reality as I bring you even more wonders I have seen… You ready for this?

Onwards!

Iron Annie – A Steampunk Tale of Wonder and bonus story for the Graphic Novel Fabula Zero Exposition

Steam TankThe shells exploded overhead splintering the trees raining burning branches on a very startled Lieutenant James as he hurriedly dropped down into his leather command seat, slamming the Tanks turret hatch closed above him. On the way down he yelped in pain as the hard metal of the cupola slammed into his elbow; not even the thick padding of his leather tanker jacket stopped his bone from aching.
“Move out!” he yelled at his driver and then repeated the order to the Signal Corpsman; who hit the signal flash button – sending the order up the light pipe to the other tanks under his command. He was then rocked violently back in this chair as the driver opened the valves sending the Steamtank crunching across the forest clearing. The boxy vehicle known affectionately to the crew as Iron Annie was a tribute to right angles, rivets and good solid Victorian engineering, with three inch thick front armor and a large caliber howitzer embedded into its square turret there was little on the ground that could hurt her. The vehicle belched steam from its rear stack and pistons as it picked up speed, the ground churning in its wake; the other three tanks in the squadron lurched forward to keep up with the command vehicle. Continue reading

Long rumored, much promised, now The Fabula is a coming

The Fabula Airships
The Fabula is a coming and the picture above will give a clue at some of the contents of the first issue of what I hope will become a quarterly publication. Watch for more details, more clues, hints and sneak peaks of what is to come in this exciting new quarterly series of tales that will explore the world of mine and other writers imagination.

A Steampunk Tale of Wonder – The Last Flight of the Phoenix, Conclusion

Last Flight of the PhoenixAnnie’s mouth went dry as she pushed through a pair of dark wooden doors. She shuddered involuntarily at the sight of the man, who was once her lover in front of her, My God Peter, what has happened to you?”

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