The Delta Pearl 71 — Blow

Another great chapter and a cliffhanger!

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Saturday, April 24, 2021

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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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The Delta Pearl 70 — Geostrophic

Wonderful chapter Teagan, can’t wait to see what Émeraude has gotten herself into!

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Saturday, April 3, 2021

For those who aren’t here on Wednesdays, I’m announcing the April installment of my Amazon serial.

Dead of Winter: Journey 4, The OldRoad

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Now available. Purchase links are at the end of this post.

Now, for the reason why you are here, my chuckaboos! “The Delta Pearl” is back with a new episode.  I’m dancing as fast as I can — it’s been a very difficult week. So pardon this being a draft.  There are doubtlessly mistakes.  Pointing them out does not qualify as a friendly comment.

Since I wasn’t here last weekend, here’s a Link to the previous episode.

Do you see that lovely mirror in my image collage below?  Fellow blogger, Dan Antion actually made that for his daughter, Faith!  She took the photo of the mirror.  Dan told me about it when he left Cheval Mirror as…

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The Delta Pearl 69 — Sense

This does not sound like a good situation for Émeraude either. So another exciting chapter!

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Saturday, April 3, 2021

Welcome back, my chuckaboos! I apologize in advance — I am still scarce around the blogosphere while I prepare the next installment of my Amazon serial.  Dead of Winter: Journey 4, The OldRoad will be ready soon.

I literally left Émeraude hanging last time, so let’s step short before somebody tries to batty fang me over this predicament.

All aboard!

The Delta Pearl

Chapter 69 — Sense

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Most of my senses were deprived.  My goggles were so spattered by the sooty air that I could barely see.  With my feet swinging in midair, I couldn’t touch the safety of terra firma.  The only thing I could hear was my pounding heart.

One of the straps holding the mask onto my head slipped.  My hold on it gained an additional purpose.  I had been trying to keep…

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The Delta Pearl 68 — Fuel

Gasp! What grabbed Em? Oh my, what a cliffhanger. Waiting breathlessly for the next chapter!

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Saturday, March 27, 2021

Welcome back, my chuckaboos! I apologize in advance — I will be scarce around the blogosphere for the rest of this month.  I have a lot of catching up to do on Dead of Winter.

There isn’t much preamble today, I barely made it to the river as it is. However, I do have a random reader thing.  It’s from John W. Howell.  Several weeks ago he suggested insufficient fuel.  How could I possibly pass that up?

I threatened another cliffhanger, so hang on tight.

All aboard!

The Delta Pearl

Chapter 68 — Fuel

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Sooty air left specks on the goggles of my breathing apparatus.  Although that didn’t make much difference.  I had flown up into the brown cloud.  It prevented me seeing anything, even if the goggles had been clean.

The kite-like wings welded onto…

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The Delta Pearl 67 — View

Great chapter. What is Emeraude up to? Can’t wait to see.

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Saturday, March 20, 2021

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Yes, I know St. Patrick’s Day is over.  I just enjoyed the thought of this lovely tabby in that soft cushion of clover, and I had to use the image again.  Don’t worry.  The steampunk riverboat is here, my chuckaboos!

Last time we got a glimpse of an injured Blue John Boulton.  He was up there somewhere inside that sooty cloud that’s been following the riverboat around. That’s about all we could tell from the limited perspective offered by Victor’s telectroscope.  I’m sure there has to be something housing the few pieces of furniture, the clockwork creatures, and Blue. Just what that might be remains to be seen.  Whatever those confines are, something seemed to be chasing the Mate.  The only clue we got from him before he ran out of view was questionable. It might have been “tune” of possibly…

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