The Delta Pearl 77 — Conclusion

Awesome Teagan! The ending was great! Still, you leave us wondering about Malachite. Thanks for a wonderful story with a tiny cliffhanger at the end.

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Saturday, June 26, 2021

delta-pearl-cover-1The Delta Pearl book cover designed by Teagan R. Geneviene

Welcome back, my chuckaboos. I hope you’ve had a lovely week.  The Delta Pearl is here. This riverboat first left dock on July, 27, 2019.  It’s been two years, and 77 installments! Yes, this is the final chapter. I’m grateful to everyone who has been a part of this story, whether you left “random reader things”, or just left friendly comments.  Your participation has meant the world to me.

Today I have a truly long episode, but I didn’t want to parcel out the ending.  For those who only want to read a little, I’ve divided it into “parts” to make it easy for you to find a stopping place. I’m serious about it being long… Without further ado…  

All aboard!

The Delta Pearl

Chapter 77 — Bond
Part 1

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The Delta Pearl 76 — Lunge

Oh, that was amazing and still, I can not wait to see what happens next!

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Saturday, June 19, 2021

Foggy River Bridge by Dan Antion 2016 (Image altered)Foggy River Bridge by Dan Antion 2016 (Image altered)

Welcome back, my chuckaboos. How is your weekend?  The Delta Pearl is here and it’s bang up to the elephant!  There are a few more things to resolve, so let’s vamose

All aboard!

The Delta Pearl

Chapter 76 — Lunge

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A loud whistling sound came from outside.  I hurried back to the opening, because I had heard that noise before and it was coming closer.

“Another rocket?” I exclaimed hopefully.

It was indeed, a small rocket and it was strapped to Victor’s back.  It wasn’t nearly as large as the other two my inventor had built, but it sped high into the sky.

Unfortunately, he shot straight up and past the Geostrophic Pearl.  A moment later, a parachute opened and he drifted down to eyelevel.  At first, I could only…

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The Delta Pearl 75 — Pin

I am sorry the ending is coming because I have so enjoyed reading each chapter. However, I am excited to see how Émeraude saves herself.

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Saturday, June 12, 2021

Composite image by Teagan R. Geneviene, sourced via PixabayComposite image by Teagan R. Geneviene, sourced via Pixabay

Welcome, my chuckaboos. I hope everyone is safe and well.  The Delta Pearl is almost ready to come into dock.  It’s been a complex story, stretching over many months.  For quite some time, I’ve only been able to offer extra-short episodes.  Happily this one is a normal serial-sized length. 

I’m about to unearth some details from the past, as I tie-off the many threads of this story.  If you didn’t see the recap last weekend, it might be helpful to you.  Use the “Delta Pearl” category on the right margin as a shortcut to all the chapters.


Clockwork creatures continued to emerge from corners and hidden crannies.  A silver swan, a citrine bumble bee, and a sapphire bluebird flew to perch on Cécile’s outstretched arms.  A moonstone monkey, a rainbow fluorite rabbit, a small rose quartz…

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The Delta Pearl 74: Stare — & DoW Cover Reveal

Awesome storytelling! I can hardly wait to see what happens next.

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Saturday, May 22, 2021

Welcome, my chuckaboos. I hope everyone is safe and well.  The Delta Pearl is back.  Today we have the penultimate episode.  Or at least I think we do… you never really know around here.

The steampunk riverboat awaits. 

All aboard!

The Delta Pearl

Chapter 74 — Stare

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Hand firmly clasped over my mouth, I stared in shock at the woman as Malachite’s words came back to me.

“She is exquisite, no?” Malachite remarked in a Cajun accent.  “Cécile Pere, mambo extraordinaire.  A Voodoo queen of unsurpassed skill and beauty.”

My scream escaped in a yip when the leopard slowly came up beside her.  Blue John Boulton hung across the back of the largest clockwork I had ever seen.  The dragging sound was from his feet.

Blue let go of the leopard and sank to the floor.  Cécile Perle immediately turned her attention to…

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The Delta Pearl 71 — Blow

Another great chapter and a cliffhanger!

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Saturday, April 24, 2021

Pixabay (altered image)Pixabay (altered image)

Thank you for coming back to the river, my chuckaboos!  I’ve been working on “Teagan’s Books” this week. If you look at the headings just below the 1920s banner image, you’ll see that I’ve made a page for Dead of Winter.  I’ve also revamped my Designed & Ready Book Covers page.  Several new covers are waiting for stories.  I also added a “Pets” cover category.  Now, back to the business at hand — the steampunk riverboat!

“The Delta Pearl” is here.  I’m using another “random reader thing” today.  Months ago, Olga Núñez Miret left one that was perfectly suited to a Victorian setting — a handkerchief embroidered with an initial.  You’ll have to read to the end of this episode to find out how it blows into this chapter.

In case you’ve forgotten, here’s a Link to the previous episode.


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