Hungry Skies

A western fantasy story serialized on Wattpad and on RoyalRoad. I’ll be sharing the first five chapters below!

Art by Picchar, colour by me

When nouveau-riche banker Gilbert Goldman‘s client loses an insured item in a “dragon attack”, Goldman travels out to the frontier to find out what really happened. If he can’t reclaim the item and has to pay out the coverage, Goldman will lose his bank… and all his savings.

Mildred Berry isn’t much for bankers. Especially arrogant, accusatory, ones from the city. But the man won’t leave until Mildred tells him what she saw as when she stumbled upon the wreckage of the West-Colfield Overnight Express.

1 – Derailed

The steel rail thrummed under the bandit’s boot, barely felt through leather soles worn thin. Faint first, the Bandit could feel the vibration grow stronger with every heartbeat. The overnight train to Boldstream was on its way. Right on time.

2 – The Insurance Assurance

The steel rail thrummed under the bandit’s boot, barely felt through leather soles worn thin. Faint first, the Bandit could feel the vibration grow stronger with every heartbeat. The overnight train to Boldstream was on its way. Right on time.

3 – Dirty Hands

The bandits’ camp was an old smuggler’s cache they had discovered. Nothing notable at first glance, it was a single-room shack that had a distinct lean and an oilcloth for a door. The shack’s lone window had broken wooden slats nailed across it from the inside.