Short Stories 366:16 — “After the Deluge,” by Peter Golubock

If a post-apocalyptic pirate story set in the long-flooded New York sounds like something you'd enjoy, Scourge of the Seas of Time (and Space) has you covered with Peter Golubock's tale of the Pizza Rat, a pirate ship preying on those who ply the waters above what was New York City (which is still there, … Continue reading Short Stories 366:16 — “After the Deluge,” by Peter Golubock

Short Stories 366:9 — “A Crooked Road Home,” by Caroline Sciriha

Most of the stories in Scourge of the Seas of Time (and Space) bring a protagonist to the table to really root for, and while Sciriha's pirate is conflicted, I struggled to wish well of him given the first we see of him is his dooming a colony ship worth of passengers to suffocate and … Continue reading Short Stories 366:9 — “A Crooked Road Home,” by Caroline Sciriha

Short Stories 366:2 — “Rosa, the Dimension Pirate,” by Matisse Mozer

I love a good origin story, and I love the idea of dimension-hopping, so "Rosa, the Dimension Pirate" from Scourge of the Seas of Time (and Space) had the benefit of hitting both those buttons for me as a reader, and it ran with it throughout the story. We meet Rosa right off, in the … Continue reading Short Stories 366:2 — “Rosa, the Dimension Pirate,” by Matisse Mozer

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