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⎇001JW Defining Leather: Punching Down

This entry is part 9 of 10 in the series Justice Wing Vignettes

Tad Gilstone was riding high. He was a popular comedian, talk show and quiz show host, and television producer whose career was in high gear. Sure, people like his road buddy Sutton Sheldon didn't much like the way he treated his girlfriends, and maybe he was ever so slightly incapable of giving a crap about anyone else, but those are survival techniques in show business. But, when some old garbage got churned back up and some kid hero he once mocked on his show Page View Review got national attention for her villain career... a career that could be traced right back to Gilstone's show, Tad Gilstone knew he needed damage control.

It's the comedy game, after all. Nobody cares, until you get caught punching down. But the questions remain... who's he apologizing to? And for that matter, will Leather take it the right way... or take offense?

Content warning: gaslighting, misogynistic behavior, extreme language, and feces.

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Motivation: Justice Wing Halcyon Days now available at Amazon!

Motivation: Justice Wing Halcyon Days is now available for Amazon Kindle for $2.99 or as part of Kindle Unlimited! Revised and enhanced for publication, as well as direct tie-ins to Justice Wing: Plan, Prototype, Produce, Perfect! Click through to see a free preview, and thanks as always!

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⎇001JW In Nadir Pentad of Guardians: Transposition #4 (Conclusion!)

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Justice Wing In Nadir: Transposition

"My point is… every day I was confused, or scared, or didn’t know what was wrong with me. I felt ungrateful. So blessed with so much, and I couldn’t just live the life people expected from me. And then… then I started reading about you. Not just the pioneering aviator, or aeronautical engineer… but a woman who kept her own name after marriage. A woman who lived her life and when it was public may have been coy but she was also unashamed. I wanted that, so badly. I just wanted to be… me. And be happy. You helped me believe that was possible. And then… the Pentad made it real.” She took a deep breath. “And I believe you’re really the ghost of Amelia Earhart. I don’t know why, but I do. And it feels like this is my big chance say all this to you, and to thank you – for everything, as well as for the advice you’re giving me now.” She paused. “Even when that advice is full of crap.”

Justice Wing, Novella

⎇001JW In Nadir Pentad of Guardians: Transposition #3

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Justice Wing In Nadir: Transposition

“Are you nuts!?” Orville shouted. “Are you seriously about to call down an orbital strike on yourself!?” “Please,” Jetgirl muttered, kicking into full burn. “Sky-eye’s at ten thousand feet at the most. It’s hardly Low Earth Orbit. This is just a garden variety energy-weapon airstrike.”

Justice Wing, Novella

⎇001JW In Nadir Pentad of Guardians: Transposition #2

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Justice Wing In Nadir: Transposition

Landing in his full grey tunic and uniform with the pink v-overlay, pink mask on his face, the man landed with arms spread wide. “I dare, Kitsune!” He moved into a fluid spelldance, protective fields spreading out to protect the civilians – he’d quietly warded them before, so Jetgirl knew these new ‘wards’ were just theatrics. “Last of my Order from a World that never was! Red Point of the Pentad of Guardians! Founding Excelsior and exemplar of life! I am the Heart and the Healing! I! Am! Hearth!” “…oh God don’t do the catchphrase,” Jet muttered. “There are people here.”

Justice Wing, Novella

⎇001JW In Nadir Pentad of Guardians: Transposition #1

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Justice Wing In Nadir: Transposition

Dedicated to Chris Meadows
Clear skies, hot jets, and good hunting, R_M.


Jetgirl stared. “Why are you being so blasé about all this? I mean, these people are in danger and if she’s taking everyone hostage to find some lost sprocket I can’t imagine we should let her find it.”

“It’s bad form to leap into local affairs uninvited,” Hearth replied, lightly. “And they’re looking for the 'Silver Spoke Cog,' not a sprocket.”

“I will wire you ten thousand dollars today if you can correctly define the difference between a cog and a sprocket, right here and right now, without looking it up on your phone first.”

“Well, I know Cogsworth sold cogs and Spacely sold sprockets on the Jetsons. How much is that worth?"

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⎇001JW: The Kitten House Rules by Todd Chapman

This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series Patreon Exclusive: Worldbuilding and Notes

For almost two decades the Cheshire Kittens have been at the forefront of the music scene and the Parahuman Rights Movement alike. Now, with their founding drummer walking out and their future in question, veteran journalist Todd Chapman returns to Amplifier in this special double-issue profile. The Cheshire Kittens have survived turmoil, trauma, and travail. Can they still survive each other?