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Pen Your Pride
Sky Song: Overture (Teaser)

Sky Song: Overture (Teaser)

51.8K Reads 4.8K Votes 35 Part Story
Meg Merriet By MegMerriet Completed

| Featured Story | This fast-paced novella follows the adventure of a fledgling sky pirate as she becomes entangled in a revolution.

For a year, the scrappy picklock Clikk has flown aboard The Wastrel disguised as a man. When her captain kidnaps a girl named Molly, Clikk is furious to learn that he plans to sell her as a bride to a despotic emperor. 

Molly has a secret that could be the catalyst of a revolutionary war, but the captain can't wait to be rid of her. Girls are bad luck on airships, and this one suffers a curse that makes her unable to stop crying. Clikk schemes to help Molly escape, but to do so, she must inspire a mutiny, stop an imperial wedding at sky and sneak the girl onto a hijacked ship, all while enduring the child's intolerable crying curse.


"If you have ever loved a fairy tale, odyssey, or penny dreadful, you'll feel right at home." -- Sarah Toledo

"A coming of age story introducing Merriet's well designed steam world." -- Alan Reid

  • adventure
  • airships
  • comedy
  • crossdressing
  • dark
  • dirgibles
  • exciting
  • fairytale
  • fantasy
  • humor
  • magic
  • piracy
  • revolution
  • rogue
  • romance
  • skypirates
  • steampunk
  • swashbuckling
  • uplifting
  • victorian
shyisacherrypie shyisacherrypie May 28, 2017
lol do they think women carry diseases only found in the female sex? Last I checked, they all emerged from a woman. 😂
Literacy_Lord Literacy_Lord Sep 17, 2017
Pirates were thought of as gentlemen of the sea. Glad it's the same in the sky.
Arveliot Arveliot Sep 02, 2017
I like this opening. It's  undertones share volumes and help set the stage, without revealing much of anything about the plot. It's a great way to help the reader land on their feet when they start. 
                              Speaking of which...
Anneshiningstar Anneshiningstar Apr 12, 2017
What a wonderfully way to get readers interestedly.I'm hooked!
LuckyPlum LuckyPlum Mar 07, 2017
Came back to say this was a compelling way to get me to go on, which I did.
CaptainSarcastic101 CaptainSarcastic101 May 27, 2016
I still prefer 'skyhauled.' Windhauled sounds like something else. ;) But this rule sounds strangely fun.