Original Fiction: The Basics of Flight by Joyce Chng Concluded

The Basics of Flight by Joyce Chng This week sees the final installments in Joyce Chng's original serial for us. We hope you enjoyed it! An index to the complete serial is available on our fiction page. PART TWO: FLIGHT Chapter Five: Taking Wing By now, the preparations for the Great Gathering were in full swing. Katherine... Continue Reading →

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Original Fiction: The Basics of Flight, Part 2, Chapter 4, by Joyce Chng

The Basics of Flight by Joyce Chng PART TWO: FLIGHT Chapter Four: Earning the Wings She was in the same blimp-fin again, its controls familiar to the touch. For this training run, the winds were favorable – calm, without bustling gusts, considering it was now Autumn and the wintry currents were arriving soon. She self-consciously... Continue Reading →

Original Fiction: The Basics of Flight, Part 2, Chapter 2, by Joyce Chng

The Basics of Flight by Joyce Chng PART TWO: FLIGHT Chapter Two: Hardening the Wings The news of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee came via telegraph code and was received with great excitement. Her Majesty had invited delegates from all the nations of the Known World to participate in the celebrations. Britannia would have its own... Continue Reading →

Original Fiction: The Basics of Flight, Part 2, Chapter 1, by Joyce Chng

The Basics of Flight by Joyce Chng PART TWO: FLIGHT Chapter One: Fledgling Cadet Katherine Riley of House Sable struggled to keep the blimp-fin under control; it pitched and rolled in the prevailing winds, feeling more like a bucking horse than a functional flier purpose-built for the Academy. She fought the controls and the controls... Continue Reading →

Original Fiction: “The Basics of Flight”, Ch. 5, by Joyce Chng

THE BASICS OF FLIGHT by Joyce Chng Chapter Five: Maintaining Equilibrium By noon, everyone clustered near the auditorium, waiting for more news. A major factory, situated near London central, had exploded. It was a factory processing metals and ores. Alethia said that there was an explosion of red and orange in her head, just when... Continue Reading →

Original Fiction: “The Basics of Flight”, Ch. 4, by Joyce Chng

THE BASICS OF FLIGHT by Joyce Chng Chapter Four Finding Her Balance: Walking Aware The air was suitably chilly for an early-morning Athletics. There was fog rolling in from the Flying Field, a fleecy sheet coating just about everything and making flying lessons for the final-year ensign class impossible. Stenton made them all stand in... Continue Reading →

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