Sunday Shorts—The Dead Pirate’s Cave by Soumya Mukherjee

This latest story from Scourge of the Seas of Time (and Space) hits that "Time" part and presses fast-forward rather than rewind, "The Dead Pirate's Cave." In it, a young woman and a young man are both held captive by pirates, the woman because her father was the only person whose blood was cleared for … Continue reading Sunday Shorts—The Dead Pirate’s Cave by Soumya Mukherjee

Sunday Shorts—A Smuggler’s Pact by Su Haddrell

If there's a single complaint I could make against Scourge of the Seas of Time (and Space), it's this: I want more. That's faint criticism, though, and makes me want to check out other authors, including Su Haddrell, which brings me to "A Smuggler's Pact." Here we meet a pirate captain's mate, a woman who … Continue reading Sunday Shorts—A Smuggler’s Pact by Su Haddrell

Sunday Shorts—Andromache’s War by Elliott Dunstan

If, like me, you're a bit rusty on your Greek History and Mythology and you're wondering if Dunstan's take on Andromache from Scourge of the Seas of Time (and Space) will sail over your head, do not worry. Dunstan manages just the right balance of classical touch-points to keep you up to speed, and regardless, … Continue reading Sunday Shorts—Andromache’s War by Elliott Dunstan

Sunday Shorts—Between the Devil and Deep Blue Sea by Megan Arkenberg

I have a particular love of characterization, and when it's done well, like how it is done in Arkenberg's "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea," I never want a tale to end. Here we meet a pirate lady with a past that has left her scarred in more ways than one, and her … Continue reading Sunday Shorts—Between the Devil and Deep Blue Sea by Megan Arkenberg