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Fiction, stories, tall tales: by contributors
(with an occassional illo by illustrators!)
Mature Rating
Some of these text stories may contain sections with Mature content.

Recent updates for this page:
*  12 March 2014  *
**  27 March 2014  **
***  29 & 30 March 2014  ***
****  4 & 5 April 2014  ****

Pearl and Coral Parkesson on the rooftop of their recent English Public School - Summer 1937 - Art by Kjartan, characters by Simon Barber.
Pearl and Coral Parkesson on the rooftop of their school in England - Summer 1937
Art by Kjartan - Larger file here - (490 KB)
From the serial "Share and Share Alike", by Simon Barber

"Dachu-Dachu" the Tiki of Victory (Patron of Athletes) - by Jerry Collins (with tones by K. Fletcher)
"Dachu-Dachu" The Tiki of Victory (Patron of Athletes) by Jerry Collins
(Grey-tones by K. Fletcher)


In the Time of Oharu
November 1935 to November 1936
by Reese Dorrycott
A Novel in printable Adobe pdf format
Available complete, with the permission of the author.
(The link goes to another webpage on this website, with more background information)
(Uploaded 24 August 2013)

****  Share and Share Alike  ****
by Simon Barber
Pearl and Coral Parkesson (younger sisters of Beryl Parkesson)
prepare to leave their Public School in England in the Summer of 1937.
They are approved for additional survival training at Songmark Academy
in the Spontoon Islands. But first they have to recover their missing funds.

Chapter 1
Upload 4 April 2014


The Gaze - banner - by Warren Hatch
"Meet the Gaze" - Art by Warren Hutch
(Larger file here - 578 KBytes) - warrenhutch@yahoo.com


****  The Gaze: The Glass Goose  ****
Arriving in the Spontoon Archipelago, 1939
Story & art by Warren Hutch

PART I - THE GAZE SEES ALL
Update: 14 December 2010
PART 2 - BUG PROBLEMS
Update: 28 December 2010
PART 3 - THE GLASS GOOSE
Update: 5 January 2011
PART 4 - CATCH AND RELEASE
Update: 18 January 2011
PART 5 - THE UBIQUITOUS JANE EARLY
Update: 31 January 2011
PART 6 - NO REST FOR THE WICKED
Update: 10 February 2011
PART 7 - WORDS TO THE WISE
Update: 3 March 2011
PART 8 - TURNED OUT
Update: 9 March 2011
PART 9 - HOME AWAY FROM HOME
Update: 16 March 2011
PART 10 - STRENGTH IN NUMBERS
Update: 3 May 2011
PART 11 - DARKNESS, DAWN, & DREAMS
Update: 23 May 2011
PART 12 - EYE TO EYE
Update: 14 June 2011
PART 13 - A LONG WAY DOWN
Update: 4 July 2011
PART 14 - THE MERMAIDS OF NOBIKINI ATOLL
Update: 20 July 2011
PART 15 - THE HATCHING OF THE GOOSE
Update: 23 August 2011
PART 16 - MULTIPLICATION AND DIVISION
Update: 12 January 2012
PART 17 - ALONE IN A CROWD
Update: 8 March 2012
PART 18 - A DASH AND TWO DOTS
Update: 28 July 2012
PART 19 - SUNNY SIDE UP
Update: 6 March 2013
PART 20 - THE WAGTAIL
Update: 26 January 2014
PART 21 - CUT LOOSE AND CAST ADRIFT
Update: 6 February 2014

PART 22 - A CLEAN START
Update: 18 February 2014
PART 23 - SILENT RUNNING
Update: 27 February 2014
PART 24 - NIGHT SCHOOL  *
Update: 12 March 2014
PART 25 - RED FLAGS  *
Update: 12 March 2014
***PART 26 - STAND READY TO REPEL BOARDERS***
Update: 29 March 2014
***  PART 27 - MANY HAPPY RETURNS  ***
Update:29 March 2014
****  PART 28 - FRIENDS IN LOW PLACES  ****

Update: 5 April 2014
  (to be continued)

Story division - Glass Goose in flight - art by Warren Hutch
  The Gaze: The Glass Goose.
warrenhutch@yahoo.com
 
The GAZE Art Archive
added 31 January 2011
Update
: 6 March 2013


Dyes & Gulls
by Walter D. Reimer
Exploration with Laura & George 'Skippy' Patagarang
of the University of Woolloomooloo, Australia

Chapter One
Uploaded 29 January 2013



Detective Stagg, hat-toss statue, & Rosie (Murder at the Chanticleer Club)
Skill with the tossed hat (Inspector Stagg, statue, Rosalie Baumgartner)
(from "Murder at the Chanticleer Club" by Costello, Marmel, & Reimer)
(Larger file here - 434 KBytes) - art by Darius Koopa (at SoFurry art archive)


Murder at the Chanticleer Club  *
by E.O. Costello, M. Mitchell Marmel, & Walter Reimer
A suspicious death at a very private men's social club
on Moon Island, in the Spontoon Island Lagoon.
Investigated by Sgt. Brush, Inspector Stagg Rosalie Baumgartner
& other members of the Spontoon Island Althing.
(Mature readers - for adult situations)

SECTION ONE

Upload 8 October 2012

SECTION TWO
Upload 29 January 2013
*  Upload 24 February 2014 - Darius Koopa illustration added  *

SECTION THREE  *
Upload 24 February 2014

EPILOGUE  *
Upload 24 February 2014

Wu-Hsing Jade (AKA: Jade Bannon) from 'The Sea Devils' by Richard Messer (thumbnail) - art by L. Frank
Wu-Hsing Jade - (Larger file here - 6.3 MBytes)
Art by L. Frank -
http://www.furaffinity.net/user/wom-bat/
****  The Sea Devils  ****
a serial story by Richard Messer
The adventures of Wu Hsing Jade (also known as Jade Bannon)
in South-East Asia and the Pacific Islands

Chapter 1
(Upload 16 February 2012)
Chapter 2
(Upload 8 March 2012)
Chapter 3
(Upload 23 April 2012)
Chapter 4
(Upload 17 June 2012)
Chapter 5
At a restaurant, 'Sue' (Ming Xue) shares the story of her early years,
and her arcane education. Unpleasant scenes at another table of diners.

(Upload 20 August 2012)

Chapter 6
'Sue' (Ming Xue) protects their hotel room, before they go into
the Bangkok night to confer with Jade's grandmother, Wu Hsing Tang.

(Upload 13 September 2012)

Chapter 7
A secret meeting in the Chinese neighborhood, with the wako of Bangkok.
A harmonious family takes time to share its harmony.

(Upload 28 September 2012)

Chapter 8
(Art by L. Frank added 20 February 2013)
Assailants in the night rain. Ming Xue as defender. A friendly questioning.
A search through memories brings surprises. Ming Xue shares more skills.

(Upload 13 November 2012)

Chapter 9
A return to the hotel. They help the housekeeping staff open their room door.
Moving to another room. Checking, and then some rest.

(Upload 27 January 2013)

Chapter 10
(Mature-rated for adult situations)
A safer room from the rain, but a difficult night for sleeping. Bad dreams,
with good forewarning, and loving comfort. A dawn with police bringing bad news.

(Upload 20 February 2013)
Chapter 11
A visit to a hospital. An unexpected answer. A flood. Resolution.

(Upload 20 March 2013)

Chapter 12
A strike back. To the river. A gathering of the river pirates.
Assembling an expedition up-river. Ming Xue is introduced.

(Upload 26 January 2014)

Chapter 13
Up the river in darkness, with the Sea Devils's flotilla. Remembering
the map of the ruined palace. Coaching from the hidden ally.
(Upload 6 February 2014)

Chapter 14  *
Crossing the big river. Losses and a landing. Through a crack
in the wall. Ogre sounds. Icons on the walls of a passage.
(Upload 24 February 2014)

***  Chapter 15  ***
A family reunion. Ghosts in Siam. Witnessing.
Tools to break bindings.
(Upload 12 March 2014)

***  Chapter 16  ***
The sight of an ogre. A recharged battery. An iron door--
to death. The headquarters, and more witnesses.
(Upload 12 March 2014)
****  Chapter 17  ****
Mud and souvenirs. Explosions and magic. Not just
a souvenir. A hidden ally, with some speculations.
(Upload 27 March 2014)
****  Epilog  ****
Sad homecomings. Repairing an apothecary and her shop.
More explanations; other souvenirs. A happier homecoming.
(Upload 27 March 2014)
(End of this story sequence)


Extracts from a Diary:
A Tale of Two Lidos
"Being the twenty-eighth part Amelia's Diaries. Having now left the Spontoon Islands
In Oceania and crossed the full width of North America, the Storm Bird and its crew
head to Europe. It's Interesting Times in Europe in 1937; one hopes they won't be too bored."

edited by Simon Barber
(May include the occasional mature situation.)

12 August 1937
Saint Johns, Newfoundland: Preparing the Storm Bird to fly the Atlantic.
Miss Jenks & her brothers will cross with them, in their own floatplane.
There is a wait for clear weather & seaplane maintenance.
Begun 1 February 2013

13 August 1937
A daytrip from Inquamvit, hiking to the snowfields near the glacier.
A rescue. Miss Jenks tells Amelia the history of her mother and stepbrothers.
A promise of assistance in England.

Update 25 April 2013

Previous parts of Amelia's Diaries are Storm Birds (July to August 1937)
And at Songmark Academy (September 1934 to July 1937)


Extracts from a Diary:
Storm Birds

"Being the twenty-seventh part of the adventures of Lady Amelia Allworthy
(neé Bourne-Phipps)
having completed her Songmark training.
She’s off to see the world now – hopefully it won’t see her first…"
edited by Simon Barber
(May include the occasional mature situation.)

Diary extracts from 20 July 1937 to 11 August 1937 - 12 parts in all.
Amelia & her crew (dorm-mates and graduates of Songmark Academy)
travel from Spontoon Island in Amelia's floatplane, Storm Bird.
They head east to the nation of Rain Island, and then across Canada.
Mysteries (and new companions) are encountered, They stop in Boston USA,
meet socialites, evade the FBI. via clandestine yacht travel
to small islands of French territory. There is a reunion at their floatplane,
and they fly to St. John's, Newfoundland to prepare to cross the Atlantic.

"Amelia's Diaries" continue in "A Tale of Two Lidos"
1 February 2013


Extracts from a Diary:
The Songmark Diary
edited by Simon Barber
(from the diaries of Amelia Bourne-Phipps, while she attended
the Songmark Aeronautical Boarding School
for Young Ladies,
located on Spontoon Eastern Island)
(September 1934 to July 1937)
(May include the occassional mature situation)


Luck of the Dragon: "Hedging Bets"
by Walt Reimer
 
Continuing the Tale of the Ni family of Krupmark Island
(including Wo Shin and the 'Red Dorm' of Songmark Academy
)
(May include Mature situations)
Chapter 185
(Hao & Xiu's wedding)
(Upload 13 November 2012)

Chapter 186
(Upload 27 January 2013)

Chapter 187
(Upload 20 February 2013)

Chapter 188
(Upload 28 February 2013)

Chapter 189
(Upload 28 February 2013)

Chapter 190
(Upload 27 January 2014)

Chapter 191
(Upload 6 February 2014)
(Ending the story section "Hedging Bets")

to be continued


Luck of the Dragon:  *
Settling In  *

Newlyweds Ni Hao & Ni Xiu - Sharing more
For mature readers - Adult situations
(Upload 24 February 2014)

"Duel" (Hu Xiu courts Ni Hao, from "Agreements") Art by Mitsene: characters by Walt Reimer
"Duel" (Hu Xiu vs. Ni Hao)(characters from "Arrangements, Part 4" by Walt Reimer)
Art by Mitsene http://www.furaffinity.net/user/mitsene/

[Larger image here] 1.7 MByte

Art Archive - Luck of the Dragon

Update: 13 March 2012

New Art Archive - 'The Red Dorm'
Uploaded 13 March 2012
Update 18 February 2014 - 3 new character portraits

Story Archive - 'The Red Dorm' at Songmark Academy
(Wo Shin and her dorm-mates)
Update: 13 March 2012



***  "Stranded Angel: Summer 1936"  ***
reloaded, relinked & illustrated, complete through Part 7 -
& Stranded Angel: Autumn 1936 - Parts 8 through 18
(Uploads through 30 March 2014)

A serial Story (& art) by Simon Barber, Reese Dorrycott, & Fredrik K T Andersson
featuring  Angelica Silfverlindh from Freddy Andersson's SilverAngel comic strip,
 and other Spontoon characters


Little Kama and her 'Pet' - from Stranded Angel, by Andersson, Barber, & Dorrycott - Art by Fredrik Andersson
Little Kama and Pet 'Sea Cucumber'
Self-proclaimed daughter of Angelica and Ada. Here holding her strange pet

Stranded Angel: Part Sixteen
by Simon Barber
(reposted here 6 February 2014)
 
Angelica & Kama walk to 'Vikingtown', get a Scandinavian-flavor lunch, and a
tour of the local Bioreaktor. On the way home, 'sane' science is encountered
& avoided,with a helpful intervention by extended family.

Stranded Angel: Part Sixteen-A  *
by Simon Barber
Posted 24 February 2014


Stranded Angel: Part Sixteen-B  *
by Simon Barber
Posted 24 February 2014

Stranded Angel: Part 16C
by Simon Barber
Uploaded as a sample chapter 1 August, 2008

Stranded Angel: Part 16D
Uploaded as a sample chapter 4 March 2009
by Simon Barber
with art by Fredrick K.T. Andersson.

***  Stranded Angel: Part Seventeen  ***
by Simon Barber
Posted 30 March 2014

***  Stranded Angel: Part Eighteen  ***
by Reese Dorrycott
RATED MATURE for adult situations
Posted 30 March 2014

Thanks to Fredrick, Simon, & Reese for allowing
the sharing of many of these chapters from Naorhy.com
with the viewers here at the Spontoon Island website!

***  Further chapters concluding this story arc  ***
are already posted at Reese Dorrycott's
 story archive: http://www.naorhy.com/
(Naorhy.com is an NC-17 rated website.)
(check the links from "Stories" to "Spontoon Island"
to "Tales of a Stranded Angel")


Let's Doe It [Let's Fall In Love]
The Romantic Misadventures of Reggie & Willow!
characters & stories by M. Mitchell Marmel & E.O. Costello

"Marconi and Chaos"
by M. Mitchell Marmel & E. O. Costello
From the new radio LYRC, a broadcast variety show via network to the United States
assisted by Reggie Buckhorn and his friends

(March 1937)

Upload: 13 September 2012

(story and radio transcript complete)


The Spontoon Island Radio webpage
Show scripts & transcripts and background information

Radio play performance - Spontoon Island - art by Kjartan - courtesy of Great Northern Audio Theatre
Radio studio play performance, circa 1937 - Spontoon Island - Art by Kjartan
(Larger file here - 726 KBites) - (Courtesy of Great Northern Audio Theatre)

Hear two broadcasts from Spontoon Island radio, on the web!
Two of E.O.Costello's radio plays have been re-created as audio performances
and have been broadcast on the KFAI community radio station of Minnesota.
The performances were produced by Jerry Stearns and volunteers from the staff
 of KFAI, and were broadcast on Jerry's "Sound Affects" audio theater show.
Thanks to Jerry and the KFAI performers for so skillfully putting these shows on the air.

The first show was on at 9:30pm Central Standard Time, Sunday 17 February:
"Headline Chaser: If You Can't Stand the Heat."
The second show was broadcast at 9:30pm CST, Sunday 24 February:
"Rosie's Place: It's Shot From Guns."

FREE AUDIO DOWNLOADS!
The audio files for these 2 shows have now been posted at
the Great Northern Audio Theatre website, and are free downloads.
http://www.greatnorthernaudio.com/gnrt/spontoon.html



Radio Play Transcripts

"Rosie's Place"
(transcribed & edited by Walt Reimer)

Show Six: "Bedbugs and Nightsticks" (16 October, 1938)
(Written by Reimer & Costello, with additional material by Marmel & Urie)

(Posted 26 June 2012)

Standard Oil of Rhode Island Logo by Mitch Marmel
"Rosie's Place"
["Standard of Rhode Island Show"]
Show One: "The China Trade" (broadcast 11 September, 1938)
Show Two: "It's Shot From Guns" (broadcast 18 September, 1938)
Show Three: "Stop, Look and Lousen" (broadcast 25 September, 1938)
Show Four: "Where Does the Squirrel Hide His K'nutt?"
(broadcast 2 October, 1938)
Show Five: "Will It Play In Peoria?" (
broadcast 9 October, 1938)
(Written by Reimer & Costello, with additional material by Marmel & Urie)
Show Six: "Bedbugs and Nightsticks" (broadcast 16 October, 1938)
(Written by Reimer & Costello, with additional material by Marmel & Urie)

Christmas Show: "Gift of the Magpie" (broadcast 25 December, 1938)

Radio Show Transcripts!

Written by E.O. Costello, M. Mitchell Marmel, W.D.Reimer & guest writers

"Who Walked In? The Story of the Four Fools"
A short history by Walter D. Reimer

"The Four Fools"
(contents page)
Mature burlesque humor
(Produced by W.D.Reimer, with material by E.O.Costello, M.M.Marmel, & J.T.Urie)
'Military Morons'
Posted 21 June 2007
'Trouble At Mill'
 
Posted 8 May 2007
"Syndicated Saps"
Posted 17 December 2007
"Tropical Troublemakers"
Posted 13 January 2008
"Fools' Gold"
Posted 1 August 2008
"Vostok Follies"
Posted 11 March 2009
"A Drain-ium on the Cranium"
Posted 31 January 2010

"Mindless Over Matter"
Posted
29 August 2011
Mature burlesque humor


Halloween Hulas on the Spontoon Islands
Rain Island priestess treats the wild kami (thumbnail art) - by Ken Fletcher
Rain Island priestess meets and treats the huge & scary wild kami.
by Ken Fletcher - (larger file here - 274 KB)

Pumpkin Sacrifice!
A lurid account of Halloween season ceremonies on the Spontoon Islands!
In art & articles, as reported by our intrepid contributors!
New material by Henrietta Anabelle Weathers, L. Frank, & Ken Fletcher
Update 31 October 2012

Big Red: That Old Black Magic (thumbnail art) - R. J. Bartrop
>>>  Big Red: That Old Black Magic - by R. J. Bartrop  <<<
(Larger file here - 1.7 MegaBytes) - http://rjbartrop.deviantart.com/

Halloween Flights!
Collected Spontoon Halloween Stories
by many of our contributors

featuring a new story by Reese Dorrycott
"Special Delivery"
Posted 31 October 2012

"Trick or Treat!"
The Gaze (pulp magazine) Halloween Number (thumbnail art) - by Warren Hutch
"The Gaze" pulp story magazine (Halloween number)
(larger file here - 1.8 MegaBytes)

by Warren Hutch (warrenhutch@yahoo.com)
(The serial story is at this link: "The Gaze: The Glass Goose")
(For Armistice Day and for Memorial Day)

Remembrance
by Walter D. Reimer
Uploaded 29 May 2010
Reposted 13 November 2012


12 June - Rain Island 'Proclamation Day' (Independence)
Tales from Rain Island

stories by Walter D. Reimer

(A repost for Proclamation Day)
A Busy Half-Century

A history of the Rain Coast told in story
Part One: Proclamation: Upload 8 June 2008
Part Two: Recognition: Upload 20 June 2008
Part Three: Constitution: Upload 27 June 2008
Part Four: War (and Peace): Upload 7 July 2008
Part Five: Gunboats: Upload 22 July 2008
Part Six: Contracts: Upload 24 August 2008
Part Seven: Changes: Upload 11 October 2008
Part Eight: Proclamation Day: Upload 29 December 2008
(completing these stories)


"Warehouse Duel" from 'Senses' by E.O. Costello - Art by Kjartan
"Warehouse Duel" - Art by Kjartan (Larger file here - 656 KBytes)
from
Senses
by E. O. Costello
A young Spontoon Island constable
has a dangerous encounter
in a warehouse on Eastern Island


Katie MacArran in a flight suit (thumbnail) - art by Katie Lezotte, character by John Urie
Katie MacArran in a flight suit (Larger file here - 1.9 MBytes)
art by KatieKat
(Katie Lezotte) - http://www.furaffinity.net/user/katiekat
  character by John Urie - commissioned by Walt Reimer

Pursuit!
-by John Urie-

A Spontoon Island serial story from the life of Katie MacArran.
(May include occassional mature situations)

Chapter 56: Update 21 February 2011
Continuing the search for the infiltrators from the Snakehead Triad
at Katie's goldmine in the Iso Valley of New Guinea.
Chapter 57: Update 11 March 2011
Continuing Katie's time at Spontoon Island's annual Speed Week
with her racing crew and aircraft.
Chapter 58: Update 31 March 2011
Death, Discipline, & Face at the goldmine.
Chapter 59: Update 7 April 2011
Girl-talk & Lady-Talk - during Speed Week.
Chapter 60: Update 6 May 2011
Information about the Snakeheads - and to their headquarters in Shanghai.
Chapter 61: Update 12 May 2011
Continuing a Speed Week breakfast & comparing notes.
Chapter 62: Update 31 May 2011
A documentary film maker (of interesting background) visits the Iso goldmine.


"Bermuce as a Geisha" (thumbnail) - art by WhiteMantis - character by Walter D. Reimer
"Bernyce as a Geisha" - art by WhiteMantis
http://www.furaffinity.net/user/whitemantis/
(Larger file here - 3.2 MegaBytes)

"Bernyce Euterpe Pratt-Wallingford visited Japan on her Grand Tour..."

"The Gift"
by Walter D. Reimer

(Inspector Stagg receives some unexpected gifts from his relationships -
as told in a letter by Rosie Baumgartner)

(The contents of this letter may imply certain mature adult situations)
Part One

- illustrated by WhiteMantis -

Upload 12 August 2012
Part Two
- illustrations by Stuart McCarthy, Sinuke, & Katie Lezotte -
Upload 20 August 2012 (completing this story)

"HAPPY NEW YEAR!"
  A short episode in celebration, by Lila Firefly
(Spontoon Islands: 1937-1938)


Luck of the Dragon: "Cold Comfort"
A Tale of Wo Shin and the 'Red Dorm' of Songmark Academy
Survival Test - Aleutian Islands - Winter 1937
(May include the occasional mature situation)
Part 1
Part 2

(The final packing for the Survival Test)
Part 3
(Cold urchins on a sea island - the first week)

Part 4
(An expeditionary achievement - the second week)

Update: 17 January 2011
Part 5
(Helping Shin - Shin protectors)

Update: 31 January 2011
Part 6
(They can take care of themselves...with something unsaid.)

Update: 22 February 2011
(ending this story sequence)


Let's Doe It [Let's Fall In Love]

The Romantic Misadventures of Reggie & Willow!
characters & stories by M Mitchell Marmel & EOCostello

Beginning with their meeting in September 1936; told from both points of view.

Reggie vs. his Sire (thumbnail) - Art by SusanDeer
Reggie vs. his Sire - Art by SusanDeer
(Reggie Buckhorn vs. Sir Josslyn Buckhorn, as sometimes seen in the stories -
from "Sire Relief" in the archive "Let's Doe It" - Characters by E.O. Costello


"The I Do's of March"
by M. Mitchell Marmel &
E.O. Costello
Wedding plans. Too many wedding plans?
(February & March, 1937)
Part Sixteen: Upload 8 February 2010
(ending this story episode)

Inocenta & Don Carlos de Ciervos down aisle (thumbnail) - Art by Podamy - characters by E.O. Costello
Inocenta de Ciervos coming down the aisle at her wedding,
escorted by her father, Don Carlos de Ciervos.
Art by Podamy - http://www.furaffinity.net/user/podamy

Characters by E.O. Costello - Commission by Walt Reimer

Batchelor(ette) Party(ing)
by  E.O. Costello & M. Mitchell Marmel
Illustrated by Seth C. Triggs

May 1937, the week before the wedding of Reggie & Willow (& Grace).
How could anything go strange?

Chapter Nine: Upload 10 September 2010

(ending this story section)

Reggie Boundless (thumbnail) (from Batchelor(ette) Party(ing)) - Art by Seth C. Triggs
Reggie in Full Boundless, or, A Non-Alcoholic Stir-up Cup
Art by Seth C. Triggs -
http://www.bibp.com/
Observant Young Lady & Reggie Buckhorn

Some Nuptials Are Fairly Unusual
by E.O. Costello & M.Mitch Marmel
The Wedding
Part One: Upload 13 December 2010
(Anticipatory participatory dreams...)

Part Two: Upload 28 December 2010
(Some of the wedding guests assemble)

Part Three: Upload 5 January 2011
(A dinner with the parents of the groom, and regards from the chef)

Part Four: Upload 18 January 2011
(With Grace attending, Willow regards Franklin Stagg)

Part Five: Upload 31 January 2011
(Fitting comments at the tailors & some careful instructions)

Part Six: Upload 9 March 2011
(The scent of a cunning backup plan)

Part Seven: Upload 18 March 2011
(A well-played game of cards and a well-played game of justice)
(Mature for adult situations and courtroom testimony)

Part Eight: Upload 7 April 2011
(Justice inferred is defendants surprised)
(Mature for adult situations and silly testimony)

Part Nine: Upload 12 May 2011
(Getting to the church, & on cue)

Part Ten: Upload 23 May 2011
(Ceremony)

  Part Eleven: Upload 4 July 2011
(Reception & changing the tuning)

Part Twelve: Upload 12 July 2011
(The honeymoon begins)
ending this story section



The Otterholt House Massacre
by Walter Reimer
  Illustrated by Kjartan Arnorsson & Stuart McCarthy
1926: Chief of Detectives Franklin Stagg of the New Haven State Police
supervises the criminal investigation of a mass murder.

- Featuring Detective Leutenant Paulie Pentaleoni -
(Taking place in the State of New Haven before the Red Fist Revolution)
Chapter 1
Uploaded 18 January 2011

Chapter 2
Uploaded 31 January 2011

Chapter 3
Uploaded 9 March 2011
Chapter 4
Uploaded 18 March 2011
- Sketch by Stuart McCarthy added 7 April 2011
Chapter 5
Uploaded 7 April 2011

Chapter 6
Uploaded 12 May 2011

Chapter 7
Uploaded 23 May 2011

Chapter 8
Uploaded 4 July 2011

Chapter 9
Uploaded 13 July 2011
(ending this story)


Knockin' Down the Fares
by E. O. Costello
Competing streetcar lines on Krupmark Island.... What would that be like?
Ride on the armored trolley-cars and find out, in this 1930s trolley-punk adventure!

Uploaded: 18 November 2010

Eden In Paradise
An excerpt from a report on
the Infrastructure of Krupmark Island (including trolleycar systems)
by Walter D. Reimer (with Eric O. Costello & M. Mitch Marmel)
Uploaded 11 March 2011


"Lights, Camera, Fire!"
by Simon Barber
character illustrations by Fredrik Andersson & Kjartan
(Adult situations & images for mature viewers)

July 1937 on the Spontoon Islands -
Recent Songmark Academy graduates
(Prudence Akroyd and her dorm-mates)
encounter some intense on-location movie-making rivalries.

Posted 25 August 2011

(Link to a history of movie-making on the Spontoon Islands)


May Day Celebrations on Spontoon Island!

May Day poster 1937
May Day Celebrations on Spontoon Island!
A page of Stories, Art, and Articles via the History page.


Samantha & Max Vreeland from the story "Kocha Koi" - art by Cherushi (w/Amonomega)
Samantha & Max Vreeland
Art by Cherushi - http://cheru-cheru.deviantart.com/ - (with Amonomega)
Larger file (588 KBytes) Here - Characters by Reimer, Marmel, & Costello
Moonlight and Mayhem
(A Very Odd Romance)
by Walter D. Reimer
Some adventures of Sam & Max Vreeland before their marriage.
Part One: Upload 14 December 2010
Part Two: Upload 28 December 2010
(ending this story)


Odyssey
Ni Hao in China - Fall 1937
by Walter D. Reimer
Odyssey: The Journey There (Part One)
Upload: 29 August 2010

Odyssey: Descent (Part Two)
Upload: 11 October 2010
(Ni Hao searches for clan family in Nanking - rated mature for content)

Odyssey: The Journey Back (Part Three)
Upload: 11 October 2010 - Upload art by Dennis Hu: 18 November 2010
(It can wear a cousin down - rated mature for content)


More stories of the Ni family on Krupmark Island:
Luck of the Dragon


SPEED WEEK stories start!

Speed Week logo 2 - Ken Fletcher
"The Lady of Nîmes"
by John Urie
Keith Lawton, organizer of the Schneider Cup at Spontoon Speed Week,
tells a reporter the story of an unusual entry for the 1935 race.

Part Eight: Update 4 August 2009
Sophia Bianco's racing seaplane has a problem!
Part Nine: Update 12 August 2009
Unexpected assistance!
Part Ten: Update 21 August 2009
  The Histories of Denis Conlon!
Part Eleven: Update 27 August 2009
Unexpected sponsor!
Part Twelve: Update 2 September 2009
A sharp eye for cheating!
Part Thirteen: Update 28 July 2010
Waiting for back-up and a back-fire!
Part Fourteen: Update 7 August 2010
Into the qualifying run!

Part Fifteen: Update 26 August 2010
Cutting the pylons close!
Part Sixteen: Update 29 August 2010
Shuffles & Gambles!

Part Seventeen: Update 9 September 2010
"Racers...!
"

Speed Week 1932 poster from Holland (thumbnail) - by Stuart McCarthy
Speed Week 1932 Poster from Holland (Larger file here - 1 MBytes)
by Stuart McCarthy - http://duraluminwolf.deviantart.com/

http://www.furaffinity.net/user/duraluminwolf/
http://us.vclart.net/vcl/Artists/Duraluminwolf/


Charlie Bellman stories
by Antonia T. Tiger

Funeral in Berlin

(...and shortly after....)
A Proper Little Charlie:
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4

Chapter 5
(Update 19 April 2010 - ending this sequence)

Night Mail
A journey to his new posting - with reassurances....
--oOo--
Upload 14 August 2010: Chapter 1
Trains and Boats and 'planes, Oh my!
Upload 26 August 2010: Chapter 2
Into the wide blue yonder
Upload 29 August 2010: Chapter 3
Oysters, Curry, and Piracy
Upload 2 September 2010: Chapter 4
No Highway In the Sky
Upload 10 September 2010: Chapter 5
A landing you can't walk away from...
Upload 18 September 2010: Chapter 6
The Parting of the Ways
(ending this story section)

Arrival: A news article

Counsular Duties
Perhaps a typical evening for a British Consular officer
Picnic With Pistols
A meet-and-greet with friends at an Eastern Island pistol range

Token Anarchist: Part One
A Speed Week dance begins at the British Embassy

Token Anarchist: Part Two: Wednesday morning
Captain the Lady Helen Todd & crew fly the Cloverleaf Derby

Token Anarchist: Part Three
Daring and skilled manuevers
Token Anarchist: Part Four
A finish; a racing finish; landings.
(ending this story sequence)


A Wolf In the Fold
by Antonia T. Tiger
A story of Sergeant Wolf Baginski, of the Rain Island Army Union

(Chapter 3 Upload: 6 May 2009 - ending this story sequence)



The Willow Pages
by
M.Mitchell Marmel & EOCostello
Update 18 May 2010: Art by SusanDeer
added to "Sins and Sensibilities"

The Sows Will Rise Again
by Walter D. Reimer
(Illustrated by L. Frank)
Act 1: Upload 28 July 2010
Act 2: Upload 7 August 2010
Act 3: Upload 28 August 2010

(Ending this story sequence)
Willow Fawnsworthy has a team and a mission from Minkerton's Detective Agency in 1935:

Willow Fawnsworthy's team for Minkerton's mission (The Sows Will Rise Again) - Art by L. Frank
Willow Fawnsworthy's team: "The Sows Will Rise Again" by Walt Reimer
(serial story on 'The Willow Pages')
(Larger file here - 322 KBytes)
Art by L. Frank - http://www.furaffinity.net/user/wom-bat/
"...the Minkerton's [Detective Agency] team for the operation [in the Spring of 1935]. 
Top row, left to right - Villy Armstrong (Brahma bull),
Willow Fawnsworthy (whitetail doe, team leader);
bottom row, left to right - Barney Colley (Welsh collie), Cardamom Cartwright (peccary),
and Rollin Pawe (Afghan hound)."


A Convention ~ and Other Things
by Mr. David R. Dorrycott
A story of 1930s Hollywood film studio deals, and actresses under pressure,
 Songmark Academy, and a sci-fi fan convention on Spontoon Island.
(For Mature readers, due to some adult situations.)

Part 1: Update 19 May 2010
Part 2: Update 2 June 2010
Part 3: Update 15 June 2010
Part 4: Update 25 June 2010

mature content
(concluding this story segment)

More stories with Charlene Van Pugpug working in serial movies
are now appearing at David R. Dorrycott's archive:
http://www.naorhy.com/
(a Mature rated website)
Check his "Stories" page under the archive: "Tales of Spontoon".


"Serfing Safari"

By Simon Barber
(Easter 1937)
The Crusader Dorm (Alpha & Nancy Rote
& their crime-crusading school chums)
goes on a visit to Vostok during the Songmark Easter holidays.
Part 1 Upload: 19 April 2010


Movie (screenplay) Transcripts

A Rain Island movie serial:
The Adventures of Rocket Rat
Screenplay by Walter D. Reimer
Series 1:  “THE MINES OF THE MOON”

Chapter 1:  “A CRY FOR HELP”
Uploaded 6 June 2009

Chapter 2: "MOON OF MYSTERY"
Uploaded 22 July 2009

Chapter 5: "CAVERN OF DOOM"
Uploaded 30 April 2010

"Rocket Rat" cinema 'lobby card' - art by Rusty Haller - charaters by Walt Reimer
Lt. Jack Carr, Capt. Rod Stone (Rocket Rat), & Dr. Jane Red Deer
(click here for larger image) - Art by Rusty Haller - http://www.aceandqueenie.com/


"The Trojan Horse"
A short anti-Rain Island film, produced in the USA in 1935.
Screenplay transcribed by Walter D. Reimer
Uploaded 29 May 2009


The 1,001 MORNINGS

of Reggie Buckhorn

  Character by EO Costello in collaboration with Simon Barber,
and stories by a herd of fellow contributors.

8 March 2010 Update: "Where Is The Song of Songs For Me?"
by E. O. Costello


Radio Show Transcripts
From a 20 May, 1937 Rain Island radio broadcast:
The Four Fools
in
"A Drain-ium on the Cranium"

Posted 31 January 2010
Mature burlesque humor

(Produced by W.D.Reimer, with material by E.O.Costello, M.M.Marmel, & J.T.Urie)


A TALE OF RAIN ISLAND:
Red Lightning

BY WALTER D. REIMER
Not there for just the pastrami
Chapter Two
Upload: 11 April 2010
"Play Ball!"


Amelia & Diary - Art by Fredrik Andersson - character by Simon Barber
Amelia Bourne-Phipps and her Diary
Art by Fredrik Andersson
character by Simon Barber

Extracts from a Diary:
Storm Birds
Amelia after her Songmark training
"Being the twenty-seventh part of the adventures of Lady Amelia Allworthy
(neé Bourne-Phipps)
having completed her Songmark training.
She’s off to see the world now – hopefully it won’t see her first…"
edited by Simon Barber
(May include the occasional mature situation.)

20 July 1937 - 21 July 1937
Additional text added 6 January 2010

22 July 1937
Examined by the Sealth City Synod Shamans!

23 July 1937
Flying East over the western Canadian mountain passes
in the Storm Bird floatplane.

24 July 1937
Three Claws is a quiet lake-side village.
(10 March 2012)

25 July 1937
Mounties investigate. Warrior priestesses think of possibilities.
(17 June 2012)

26, 27, 28 July 1937
To Thunder Bay, Ontario, and a gasoline strike! A round-trip - and back with fuel.
A family of flying companions is met.
(12 August 2012)

30, 31 July & 1 August 1937
Boston at last! Staying with Miss Cabot's adoptive family of upper-class Boston.
Exploring the 'old' city and dodging Sunday services.
(4 September 2012)

2 & 3 August 1937
An attempted kidnapping at a park - with law enforcement complications. Who's Molly?
A party of Boston socialites, with some uniquely American Senators.
(16 September 2012)

4 August 1937
G-men confused. A grandmother's flight in the Storm Bird. A party for the younger set; certain
Hollywood types met. Eldrich Boston at night is spied - Senator Lovecraft is their guide.
(28 September 2012)

6 & 7 August 1937
Amelia & Miss Cabot decide to do a good deed - combined with a departure
from Boston by yacht, conveniently avoiding a new swarm of G-men.
 (10 October 2012)

Extracts from a Diary:
The Songmark Diary
edited by Simon Barber
(from the diaries of Amelia Bourne-Phipps, while she attended
the Songmark Aeronautical Boarding School
for Young Ladies,
located on Spontoon Eastern Island)

(May include the occassional mature situation)

"Back Into Daylight"
(May include the occassional mature situation)
Diary Update: 29 June 2009
The return from Kuo Han - after 6 weeks - is the rescue a success?
Diary Update: 8 July 2009 (& 8 July 1937)
Additional recoveries in hospital. Another consultation with Judge Poynter.
Helen gets her marriage liscense.
Diary Update: 10 July 2009
Preparing for Helen's wedding. Saimmi compares Molly Procyk & Miss Cabot.
Miss Devinski at the Gates to Songmark Academy. A dinner of three-finger poi.
Diary Update: 22 July 2009
Not everyone (in their respective conditions) will get official graduation certificates. Yet.
Amelia's Sand Flea light aeroplane gets a new home.
Diary Update: 27 August 2009
An expected Spontoonie wedding. Maria plans an impromtu fling.
Major Hawkins comes to call and talks of British matters, with some Intelligence.
Diary Update: 2 September 2009
A seaplane secret reavealed? An invitation to visit the eldritch realms of the Reich.
A last look & farewell to the dorms of Songmark Academy. With clues.
Diary Update: 11 September 2009 (14 July, 1937)
Maria goes to her expected Private Consultation at the Italian Embassy.
Miss Molly 'Cabot' re-meets her newly adoptive cousin at Song Sodas.
>>> -- <<<

and about this time, Amelia receives a desperate request for assistance:
"Matching Set"
A story by Simon Barber - Mid-July, 1937
rated mature for adult situations

Amelia helps the surviving two Pennington sisters, as they attempt their own version of grief therapy.
A story where you may observe Amelia (Lady Allworthy) outside of her Diary - perhaps to your surprise.

>>> -- <<<
Diary Update: 6 October 2009 (16 & 17 July, 1937)
A not-unexpected rescue at the Italian Embassy.
A surpising gift arrives from the past. Preparations and pre-flights for departure.

Diary Update: 13 October 2009 (18 & 19 July, 1937)
Priestess Oharu assesses Miss Cabot's condition.
Amelia goes to Sacred Island for a different kind of final exam.
The warrior priestessess contemplate some loose ends, and then prepare for their World Tour.

This ends the Diary Extracts section "Back Into Daylight"

> Amelia’s adventures will continue <
 as she heads across the globe, in “Storm Birds”.


^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
While Amelia's illustrated diaries will continue
to be uploaded in sequence on this website,

you may be able to read farther ahead at Simon Barber's

'Spontoon Tales' VCL archive

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Better Than the Rest
by Simon Barber

Beryl Parkesson tells a tale of her
school days at her English public school

Uploaded 7 July 2008

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
A new student for Songmark arrives in September of 1936:

"The Coral Curtain Mystery"
by Simon Barber (and Anonymouse)
(May include the occasional mature situation.)

The Misses Rote continue their education in:
Tales of Crusader Dorm
"Case of the Missing Misdemeanour"
Part 1: Uploaded 1 October 2007
Part 2: Uploaded 16 November 2007
(completing this case)

"The Case of the Compromising Carbon"
(December 1936) Nancy & Alpha Rote encounter a mystery of love
Uploaded 28 July 2008

"Serfing Safari"
(Easter 1937)
The Crusader Dorm go on a visit to Vostok
Part 1 Upload: 19 April 2010

Additional Alpha & Nancy Rote stories
are posted at Reese Dorrycott's story archive:
http://www.naorhy.com

Open his "Story" archive page and search
"Tales of Spontoon" for the section "It's a Rote World"
<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

The RED DORM
A Story Archive by Simon Barber
of that dormroom of Anti-Socials & Socialists at Songmark Academy
  25 November 2007 Update: "Shell Game"

New Art Archive - 'The Red Dorm'
Uploaded 13 March 2012

Songmark Art References and Archive
Update 6 October 2009
(May include the occassional mature situation)
Archive illustrations by Simon Barber, Kjartan, Tom Foster,
Ken Fletcher, Steve Gallacci, & O.T. Grey

Songmark Notes
20 August 2006 Art Update
Dorm members: Class of September 1934



Wo Fang, husband of Wo Shin (thumbnail) - art by Jim Groat; character by Walt Reimer
Wo Fang, husband of Wo Shin (Ni Shin)
in the serial story, Luck of the Dragon, by Walt Reimer
Art by
Jim Groat - http://www.furaffinity.net/user/rabbi-tom/
Luck of the Dragon
by Walter D. Reimer
A serial of a family of entrepreneurs thriving on the infamous Krupmark Island.
(May include the occasional mature situation.)

Luck of the Dragon:
Pilgrimage
Summer of 1937 - An obligation for Liberty - with the "Red Dorm" assisting

> A five-part episode <

"Arrangements"
August of 1937, during Speed Week -
a story featuring members of the Ni family:

Part Ten: Update 2 April 2009
Part Eleven: Update 24 April 2009
(ending this section)

Luck of the Dragon:
Dealing a Cold Deck

(May include the occasional mature situation.)
September 1937
Chapter 164: Update 8 August 2010
Chapter 165: Update 14 August 2010

(ending this section)

Odyssey
Ni Hao in China - Fall 1937
Upload 29 August 2010

Luck of the Dragon: "Cold Comfort"
A Tale of Wo Shin and the 'Red Dorm' of Songmark Academy
Survival Test - Aleutian Islands - Winter 1937

(May include the occasional mature situation)
Part 1
Part 2

(Final packing for the Survival Test)
Part 3
(Cold urchins on a sea island - the first week)
Part 4
(An expeditionary achievement - the second week)

Part 5
(Helping Shin - Shin protectors)

Part 6
(They can take care of themselves...with something unsaid.)

Update: 22 February 2011
(ending this story sequence)

Tiger's Tale
by Walter D. Reimer

Upload 16 March 2011
Some of the story of Wo Fang,
husband of Wo Shin (of the Ni family of Krupmark Island)
and how they met.
(Complete in this upload)

Luck of the Dragon: "Hedging Bets"
by Walter D. Reimer
 
Continuing the Tale of the Ni family of Krupmark Island
(including Wo Shin and the 'Red Dorm' of Songmark Academy
)
Chapter 180
(Upload 4 September 2012)
Chapter 181
(Upload 16 September 2012)
Chapter 182
(Upload 28 September 2012)
Chapter 183
(Upload 11 October 2012)
Chapter 184
(Upload 20 October 2012)

Art Archive - Luck of the Dragon
Update: 13 March 2012

New Art Archive - 'The Red Dorm'
Uploaded 13 March 2012

Story Archive - 'The Red Dorm' at Songmark Academy
(Wo Shin and her dorm-mates)
Update: 13 March 2012


(Two story interludes from 1936 - related to Luck of the Dragon)

Snowfall in New Haven
December 1936: An Unlikely Love Story
by
Walter D. Reimer
Flag of the Red Fist

The Red Priest
January 1937: A Case for Sgt. Brush
by Walter D. Reimer


A Few Footnotes on Eastern Island of Spontoon
& Certain Other Subjects of Local Interest
by Taral Wayne
Uploaded 7 December 2009
(cross-posted from Map page & Settings page)


<Sinnessteuersymphonie>
A tale of mad science in six movements, with coda

by E.O. Costello
Overture: Introduction & Dedication: Upload 13 October 2009
Movement 1: Upload 7 December 2008
Rusty Haller illustration added 19 January 2009
Rusty Haller illustrations added 3 February 2009

Movement 2: Upload 12 December 2008
Rusty Haller illustration added 16 February 2009
Rusty Haller illustration added 11 March 2009

Movement 3: Upload 15 December 2008
Movement 4: Upload 24 December 2008

Movement 5: Upload 29 December 2008
Movement 6: Upload 31 December 2008
Coda: Upload 31 December 2008

concluding this performance

<Sinnessteuersymphonie> (.rtf)
Download (complete story) as an .rtf (Rich text file - 321 Kbytes)
© E.O. Costello, 2008
Upload 7 December 2008


"Echoes Loudly Waking"
A Gunboat Wars Tale
of Magistrate Harold Poynter
by Walter D. Reimer
Upload 22 January 2009

"Dies Irae"
A Gunboat Wars Tale
of Fr. Augustus Merino, SJ
by Walter D. Reimer
Upload 7 December 2008

"The Black Ship"
A Gunboat Wars Tale
of a villager of Main Island

by Walter D. Reimer
Upload 3 December 2008

"Shriek, Memory"
by Eric O. Costello

(A full-length trial transcript of a Spontoon Island court case in 1937
regarding capital crimes committed in a pirate raid of 1912.)

(With a Coda in the form of notes by an attorney present at the trial.)
(This is indeed full-length, and the equivalent of an 87-page transcript.)
Upload 3 December 2008

"Invoking Cloture"
a sequel to "Shriek, Memory"
by Walt Reimer & Eric Costello
Upload 4 March 2009

Kypriakos-Volstead Aircraft
a brief history by Walter D. Reimer
Illustrated by Fredrik K T Andersson
Upload 24 December 2008


A convention visit to the KHAN-TIKI resort
(via Wm. Van Ness)


Dr. Meffit Investigates
Stories by E.O. Costello
"Bright Lights"
A casino stage-show murder investigation (with Inspector Stagg)
Upload 13 June 2007

"Ius Primae Noctis"

A new morning for Dr. James Meffit
Upload 17 November 2008

"Felis Ex Machina"
A mechanical marvel on a show boat stage
Upload 19 March 2010
Nominated for the 2010 Ursa Major awards!
"Marder Gets Careless" (thumbnail) - Art by Roy D. Pounds II - from "Felis Ex Machina" by E. O. Costello 
With five illustrations by Roy D. Pounds II


"Mightier Than the Sword"
  The murder of a meticulous industrialist is discovered, and the
investigations of Inspector Stagg are observed.

Upload 28 December 2010

"The Vasty Deep"
by E.O. Costello
The sea floats a body towards a forbidden island shore -
Dr. Meffit, medical examiner & coroner, investigates

(with Athena Meffit, Inspector Stagg, Sergeant Brush, & others)
Upload 12 August 2012

Tales from Rain Island
stories by Walter D. Reimer

Red Lightning
BY WALTER D. REIMER
Not there for just the pastrami
Chapter Two
Upload: 11 April 2010
"Play Ball!"

EQUALIZER
By Walter D. Reimer, Mitch Marmel, & Eric Costello

Chapter Nine: Upload 5 June 2009
Chapter Ten: Upload 12 June 2009
(This serial story is complete)
Illustrations added - art by freelancer89 & Seth Triggs
Upload 17 June 2009


A Busy Half-Century
BY WALTER D. REIMER
A history of the Rain Coast told in story
Part One: Proclamation: Upload 8 June 2008
Part Two: Recognition: Upload 20 June 2008
Part Three: Constitution: Upload 27 June 2008
Part Four: War (and Peace): Upload 7 July 2008
Part Five: Gunboats: Upload 22 July 2008
Part Six: Contracts: Upload 24 August 2008
Part Seven: Changes: Upload 11 October 2008
Part Eight: Proclamation Day: Upload 29 December 2008
(completing these stories)

A Leaf in the Wind
How Jian came from Kuo Han to Rain Island.
(May include some Mature situations and language.)
Chapter 3: Update 10 March 2008
Chapter 4: Update 14 May 2008
Chapter 5: Update 28 July 2008

Sub Rosa
Epilog: Update 1 February 2008
(ending this episode)

Events in the military intellegence and cryptography career of Ranua Milikonu;
serving the Spontoon Island Independencies, via the Rain Island Naval Syndicate.
(Continuing from "The Woodcarver's Son".)

The Woodcarver's Son
A young Spontoon Guide trains at the Rain Island Naval Syndicate
(Ranua Milikonu, previous to"Sub Rosa")


Katrina Demjanjuk & Hali Amura in RINS flight suits (thumbnail) - Art by Jim Groat, characters by Walt Reimer
Katrina Demjanjuk & Hali Amura in RINS flight suits (circa 1937)
Art by Jim Groat (Larger file here - 1.1 MByte)
http://www.furaffinity.net/user/rabbi-tom/

Characters & caption by Walt Reimer -
"Katrina Demjanjuk (the tabby on the left) and Halli Amura (the rabbit on the right)
are officers in the Rain Island Naval Syndicate's Air Arm, that country's air force.
Pictured here in 1937, Katrina flies the KV-9 seaplane fighter
and Halli the KV-3 seaplane bomber. Halli Amura is a native Spontoonie,
but was part of the first group from that nation to join the Rain Island Naval Syndicate.
She was selected for flight training as a pilot in the Air Arm, earning her wings in 1937.
She's a qualified combat pilot, having earned Rain Island's third-highest award."

"Both are the stars of my story Seahawk on this website.
Parts of it are mature for hints of some hot cat-on-bunny action."


SEAHAWK

The adventures of  Ensign Halli Amura, RINS,
seaplane aviator.
Chapter 22 Upload 7 July 2007
(story complete)

Update 12 July 2011: Character art by Jim Groat

An Officer and a Shaman
An odd story of mystery and intrigue set in the Rain Coast

(story complete)

Mission of the Raven
A ship of the Rain Island Naval Syndicate
(story complete)


Spontoon archives ad - 2 dancers


Kocha Koi
by Walter D. Reimer, Mitch Marmel, & Eric Costello

 
Pirate Submarine or Privateer Submarine?
Roy D. Pounds II art added to Chapter 8 on 19 March 2010

Samantha & Max Vreeland from the story "Kocha Koi" - art by Cherushi (w/Amonomega)
Samantha & Max Vreeland
Art by Cherushi - http://cheru-cheru.deviantart.com/ - (with Amonomega)
Larger file (588 KBytes) Here - Characters by Reimer, Marmel, & Costello

The events from Chapter 7 of Kocha Koi,
told from another point of view:

Chivalry Isn't Dead
by E. O. Costello

Art by Fio Purrfetti - http://www.furaffinity.net/user/fio/

Uploaded 30 April 2008



Thievery
by Mauricio Tavares

A cautionary tale of tourism and crime
Uploaded 14 May 2008

Capt. Gary's Log
sailing along with the Sloop, RED WOLF
(transcribed and edited by Wm. Van Ness)

Episodes & yarns from cruising the Spontoon sea islands!
Text format corrected 18 February 2014


  The Casebook of Inspector Stagg
by
EO Costello
Collections of short stories, and a serialized mystery, "The Wolf Without Wings."
Featuring Spontoon Island's first professional police detective,
a political refugee. Narrated by his assistant, Sgt. Brush.
Illustrations by Kjartan & Ken Fletcher

"The Wolf Without Wings"
by E.O. Costello
A serialized story complete in 5 parts,
introducing Sgt. Brush and Inspector Stagg.

"What Goes Up..."
by E.O. Costello

How Sgt. Brush became the first Detective in the Spontoon Island Constabulary.
(18 February 2007)

"Duet for Pride and Piano"
by M.Mitchell Marmel & E.O. Costello
Inspector Stagg has a part in this holiday celebration: December 1936

The Pickering Papers
by E.O. Costello
An overview of the influences on
Cheif Constable A. Abel Pickering's career through December 1936
(Art update 10 August 2006)

The Pickering Papers: A Clean Start
as told to Walter D. Reimer
by the prisoner Silas Lashley
of the Prince Kropotkin Penitentiary, Tillamooka
Uploaded 24 December 2007

The Catto Comeback
Update 18 May 2010: art by SusanDeer added to Part 11

(Nominated for the 2006 Ursa Major Awards)
by M. Mitchell Marmell & E.O. Costello

Inspector Stagg (& others) go on journeys of discovery: January 1937
Part 15 Update: 29 November 2006 (concluding this story)

Inspector Stagg Radio Plays!
"A Window Into the Soul"
"All Is Not Gold That Glitters"
"A Greenhouse Divided"

"The Light That Failed"

Radio-play Transcripts done from the NBC radio network series in 1938:
"The Adventures of Inspector Stagg"
by EO Costello

"Bright Lights"
by E. O. Costello
Dr. Meffitt, Medical Examiner, narrates an investigation
by Sgt Brush and Inspector Stagg


The Willow Pages
by M.Mitchell Marmel & EOCostello & Walt Reimer

Episodes featuring the resourceful Minkerton's operative Willow Fawnsworthy,
revealing some secrets of her past and surprises in her future.
Including:
"Meet Jane Doe"
"Contrition:  It's Not Just For Breakfast Anymore"

The Giant Gnat of Sinatra
A tale of mad exploration, in six (possibly unnatural) acts
- by Marmel, Costello, & Reimer -

Conclusion: Upload 7 December 2009

Update 18 May 2010: Art by SusanDeer
added to "Sins and Sensibilities"

The Sows Will Rise Again
by Walter D. Reimer
Act 1: Upload 28 July 2010
Act 2: Upload 7 August 2010
Act 3: Upload 28 August 2010

(ending this story sequence)
Willow Fawnsworthy has a team and a mission from Minkerton's Detective Agency in 1935

The 1,001 MORNINGS
of Reggie Buckhorn

  Character by EO Costello in collaboration with Simon Barber,
and stories by a herd of fellow contributors.

8 March 2010 Update: "Where Is The Song of Songs for Me?"
by EO Costello

Reggie Buckhorn is firmly against all adventuring and Saving theWorld,
when he's in the Spontoons. Actions like these would interfere with his ability
 to enjoy a quiet glass of refreshment. Or two. Or three.
Nevertheless, Reggie makes his impact felt on Spontoon society,
in his own high-spirited fashion. Snooty head-waiters and impatient rozzers,
you have been warned! Pour yourself a generous G&T and read about Reggie's
various attempts to combat the boredom of the hours outside cocktail hour.

Let's Doe It [Let's Fall In Love]
The Romantic Misadventures of Reggie & Willow!
characters & stories by M Mitchell Marmel & EOCostello

Beginning with their meeting in September 1936, told from both points of view.

"Some Nuptuals Are Fairly Unusual"
The Wedding of Reggie & Willow.
Part One: Upload 13 December 2010
(Anticipatory participatory dreams...)

Part Two: Upload 28 December 2010
(Some of the wedding guests assemble)

Part Three: Upload 5 January 2011
(A dinner with the parents of the groom, and regards from the chef)
Part Four: Upload 18 January 2011
(With Grace attending, Willow regards Franklin Stagg)
Part Five: Upload 31 January 2011
(Fitting comments at the tailors & some careful instructions)

Part Six: Upload 9 March 2011
(The scent of a cunning backup plan)

Part Seven: Upload 18 March 2011  <
(A well-played game of cards and a well-played game of justice)
(Mature for adult situations and courtroom testimony)

>>  Part Eight: Upload 4 April 2011  <<
(A well-played game of cards and a well-played game of justice)
(Mature for adult situations and courtroom testimony)

Part Nine: Upload 12 May 2011
(Getting to the church, & on cue)

Part Ten: Upload 23 May 2011
(Ceremony)

Part Eleven: Upload 4 July 2011
(Reception & changing the tuning)

Part Twelve: Upload 12 July 2011
(The honeymoon begins - ending this story section)


"Batchelor(ette) Party(ing)"
A week before the wedding. How could anything go strange?
Complete in 7 chapters:
Chapter Seven Update: 27 August 2010


"The I Do's of March"
Uploaded 8 February 2010

"Inocenta Until Proven Guilty"
by EO Costello & Mitch Marmel
Leslie duCleds has his own romantic entanglements!
(episode complete)

Sympathy From The Devil
by E.O. Costello, M. Mitch Marmel, Walter Reimer, & J.T. Urie
A Spontoon Story
set in the People's Republic of New Haven
with a definite Halloween horror story atmosphere.

Posted 19 November, 2007

"Valentines Dazed"
by EO Costello, Mitch Marmel, & Walt Reimer
January & February of 1937, as experienced by Willow & Reggie, & friends.
Ending posted 2 December 2007

"Opening Day"
by E. O. Costello

Gwladys Buckhorn and her Family at Home
Posted 21 June 2007

Reggie & Willow's Art Archive
(with additional characters and illustrations)


Radio Show Transcripts!
Written by E.O. Costello, M. Mitchell Marmel, W.D.Reimer & guest writers

"Who Walked In? The Story of the Four Fools"
A short history by Walter D. Reimer

"The Four Fools"
Mature burlesque humor
(Produced by W.D.Reimer, with material by E.O.Costello, M.M.Marmel, & J.T.Urie)
'Military Morons'
Posted 21 June 2007
'Trouble At Mill'
 
Posted 8 May 2007
"Syndicated Saps"
Posted 17 December 2007
"Tropical Troublemakers"
Posted 13 January 2008
"Fools' Gold"
Posted 1 August 2008
"Vostok Follies"
Posted 11 March 2009
"A Drain-ium on the Cranium"
Posted 31 January 2010
"Mindless Over Matter"
Posted
29 August 2011
Mature burlesque humor

"The Highwayman!"

Show 2: 'The Honey Trap'

Update 2 December 2006
Show 3: 'Tavern of Death'
Update 25 March 2007


"The Headline Chaser"
Show 1: 'Curiousity Exiled the Cat'
Update 12 October 2006
Show 2: 'If You Can't Stand the Heat...'
Update 15 October 2006
Show 3: 'Copra and Robbers'
Update 30 November 2006


"Rosie's Place"

The 1938 Christmas show: "Gift of the Magpie"

Update 23 December, 2006


The Adventures of Inspector Stagg
Show 4:
Update 23 July, 2006

"Bright Lights"
By E.O. Costello
Dr. Meffitt, Medical Examiner, narrates an investigation
by Sgt Brush and Inspector Stagg (Upload 13 June, 2007)

The Spontoon War
A Special Halloween Broadcast!

(As performed by The Spapoop Mystical Theater of the Air)
(and broadcast Halloween, 1936, with surprising results.)
transcribed and edited by W.D.Reimer & M.M. Marmel
Upload: 31 October 2008


"Spring 1936" a Story (& art) by Simon Barber
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  If you are looking for
Reese Dorrycott's "OHARU" stories
(incorporating "Nightmares Are Not Always Dreams"):
Starting late May 2006, revised & new chapters

  may be found at Reese's archive:
(a Mature rated website)
http://www.naorhy.com/
Check his "Stories" page under the new archive title:
"Tales of Spontoon"
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Keeping the Lights Burning

an adventure of the Navigational Aid Service
by Richard B. (Rick) Messer
An serial of the buoytender ship Ida Lewis and her crew.
14 May 2008: Chapter 13
24 August 2008:  Epilogue

Exciting Air Adventures
by Bruce Grant

Beginning a serial of new arrivals to the Spontoon Islands. A risky flight for crew and seaplane.
"The Italian Job"


  Bernie & Cheebles
A trail of letters, missives, epistles & telegrams beginning in 1930, marking the World Journey
of a Gentleman and his Valet. Republished from the early issues of the Spontoon Island amateur journal.
as collected and edited by
Stu Shiffman

The Master Detection Conference
Being a further account of the 1930 adventures of Bernie & Cheebles and their encounters with the sages
at the Master Detection Conference held at the Marlebone Hotel in the Spontoon Islands.
Including: The Testimony of Barron "Broadway Barry" Minsky
(Taken in the presense of Inspector Osamu Levene of the Spontoon Islands Constabulary,
Mick and Maura Charleston, Mr. Bernie Wister and Cheebles.)
  transcribed & edited by Stu Shiffman


Vostok Expedition
A clipping from Stu Shiffman from the
Journal of the Knickerbocker Museum of Natural History:
an anthropological expedition to the Vostok Islands in 1935,
as reported by Abel Byrd, Ph.D.


MAY DAY Celebrations!
Essays & art, and including stories by EOCostello, Walt Reimer & Mitch Marmel


Scouting Party
by Charles M. K. Horner
Chapter 3: Observation Post 33
(An excerpt from the story serialized in "The Island Navigator" in 1967)
Uploaded 25 February 2008



Welcome to visitors from the Ursa Major Awards!
Nominated contributions from 2006 include
"Cato Comeback" & art for "Sire Relief"