Outrageous Fortune

Outrageous Fortune: Chapter 12

Miss the beginning? Start HERE. Within three days, the Errant came to rest above Lycos, an unsettled territory that stretched from the Cliffs of Avalon to the Oracle Ocean, a little over a hundred klicks northwest of Nike.  They’d have gone all the way into the city, but Nike Flight responded to their radio request …

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Outrageous Fortune: Chapter 11

Miss the beginning? Start HERE. Jagati spent most of the two hours after the escape from Dyar’s Canyon charting a course for Nike, one twisty enough to keep Tariq off their backs.  Once it was complete, she left the bridge to find Rory climbing down from the envelope where, he said, some leaky cells needed …

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Outrageous Fortune: Chapter 10

Miss the beginning? Start HERE. By the time Jagati reached the bridge, Rory was nowhere to be seen, but Eitan, left arm around the yoke, was tapping the pressure gauges. “Problem?” she asked, crossing to the nav table.  “Gas cells three through nine show half-capacity,” he told her, not looking up.  She considered that, and …

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Outrageous Fortune: Chapter 9

Miss the beginning? Start HERE. By the time Jagati reached the bridge, Rory was nowhere to be seen, but Eitan, left arm around the yoke, was tapping the pressure gauges. “Problem?” she asked, crossing to the nav table.  “Gas cells three through nine show half-capacity,” he told her, not looking up.  She considered that, and …

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Outrageous Fortune: Chapter 8

Miss the beginning? Start HERE. Rory didn’t slow his pace until, five flights and half a ‘ship’s length later, he reached the rear of the Errant’s bridge. There he paused long enough to spy Eitan Fehr’s silhouette at the helm, pushing the airship’s engines to their limits.  Against the blazing blue of the winter sky, …

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Outrageous Fortune: Chapter 7

Miss the beginning? Start HERE. “Thank you,” John said upon reaching the bay door and Jagati’s extended hand.  Her response was both nonverbal and quite vigorous as she hauled him through the opening hard enough that he came near to landing face first on the deck.  It was interesting to John how the air of …

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Outrageous Fortune: Chapter 6

Miss the beginning? Start HERE. “So there he was, hanging from the line, this high off the ground.” Sitting in The Frayed Rigging, back in the day, Jagati raised a hand up above her head to indicate the height, “Begging me to promise I’d tell his mama he died bravely.” “And did you?” John asked, …

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Outrageous Fortune: Chapter 5

Miss the beginning? Start HERE. “Bring me the case,” Tariq ordered Deraun, stepping back as the slender outlaw’s descent set a small avalanche of pebbles skittering to the canyon floor.  As they watched, Jagati fogged the air with a series of ripe curses, most of them aimed at John, who ignored her.  So did Tariq.  …

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Outrageous Fortune: Chapter 4

Miss the beginning? Start HERE. Sitting at the bar of A Fine Mess, one year past, John was staring at Jagati.  “Have you gone crystal mad?” he asked, unable to determine if the buzzing in his ears came from the murmuring crowd or his own blood pressure rising to dangerous levels. “You can’t buy an …

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Outrageous Fortune: Chapter 3

Miss the beginning? Start HERE. “An early grave?” John echoed Jagati’s opinion. A warning shot from above seared the air above their raised hands and had him dropping his voice as the odor of spent plasma tickled his nose. “You’re exaggerating.”  “Not by much.” “Either way,” he countered, “as I recall, this whole Errant Enterprises …

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