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May 8, 2018 at 9:43am
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Re: New Idea (yes I'm back)

And here we go, first up my personal favourite writer on writing.com

Featured Steam Punk Story & Author:
The Swift  [13+]
The steam-powered superhero pursues his arch-enemy, Professor Delirium Tremens.
by CeruleanSon




Slowly, the Swift picked himself up from the gravel-coated tar-paper roof where he had been forced down. He glanced quickly around for immediate danger, and seeing none, checked himself for injury. His tough gloves were scuffed but undamaged; on his right knee, just above his black Wellington boot, the thick material of his slate-gray jodhpurs was torn, but the joint itself had escaped harm.

Next, he checked the slender, aluminum struts of his wings. The fact that he had folded them before impact had saved them from being snapped in the tumble, but one of the three fingers of the left wing was bent out of alignment. He gripped the incredibly expensive metal on either side of the kink and, straining, was able to straighten it to an approximation of its former position. The slick material of the membranes, at least, was untorn.

Breathing a sigh of relief, he adjusted the complicated web of leather straps that held the experimental rig to his back and checked the pressure gauge mounted next to his wrist chronometer.

The boiler was working perfectly. The fuel pellets he had developed should be enough to keep a steady supply of steam to power the thruster unit for another hour or so. He hoped that would be enough, because the slowly rising buzz that filled the audio enhancement cups mounted in his helmet’s earflaps warned that the drone was coming around for another run at him. A quick glance southward showed the dirigible dwindling beyond the Statue of Liberty as Professor Delirium Tremens made his escape with the Kilimanjaro Ruby.

And with Harriet.



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The Swift  (13+)
The steam-powered superhero pursues his arch-enemy, Professor Delirium Tremens.
#1879638 by CeruleanSon


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The Clockwork Crier: Beyond Yesterday #2  (E)
Secondary issue of the Steampunk Author Guilds newsletter, The Clockwork Crier. High GP $$
#2092940 by Thundersbeard 30DBC JULY HOST

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"The Steampunk Authors' Guild
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SteamPunk Newsletter Out Now!
 
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The Clockwork Crier: Beyond Yesterday #2  (E)
Secondary issue of the Steampunk Author Guilds newsletter, The Clockwork Crier. High GP $$
#2092940 by Thundersbeard 30DBC JULY HOST

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Johny Thundersbeard
Editor, Mentor & Member.
"The Steampunk Authors' Guild
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WDC Author of the Month May 2012
30DBC Administrator, Judge & Rejigger 2012.
Forum Master "We Need to Have A Talk About Writing... 2016.
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New Idea (yes I'm back) · 05-08-18 9:26am
by Thundersbeard 30DBC JULY HOST
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by Thundersbeard 30DBC JULY HOST
Re: Re: New Idea (yes I'm back) · 05-08-18 9:44am
by Thundersbeard 30DBC JULY HOST

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