Five Glasses of Absinthe
is published Mondays and Wednesdays, barring crises.
The story will span five chapters of about 30 pages each.
Absinthe is a child of the skylands, exiled to Wormwood a decade ago. She is a thief and a scoundrel. This is the story of her big score, the one that will let her go back home.
Inspector Kaese is dedicated to upholding the law of Wormwood. Unfortunately for him, he seems to have fallen in love with Absinthe.
In the freebooter skylands, the ‘governor’ is mostly the person who throws the best parties, and smooths over the pirates’ arguments. Governor Silónja has these skills in spades.
Hester thinks Absinthe’s stolen prize is the key to her faction of Wormwood’s government seizing control… and that their old ties will let her get it.
Mr. Franklin has a lot of power on the skylands – and a very good reason for his grudge against Absinthe.
So does Ben’s grand-daughter Lexie.
The Wind-Up Boy.
He’s part of the accouterments of the Governor’s mansion. Isn’t he pretty? They only wind him up for parties.
All that remains of Ms. Franklin. She doesn’t hold a grudge but Ben and Lexie sure do.