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Skyway MechanixA fallen hero with a secret past takes a job retrieving an item for its owner. When she and her sociopathic partner arrive  the hero finds much more than she expected and her adventures begin

Skyway Mechanix follows the trials of Laurel and Violet, two heroes for hire making a living in the western suburbs of the Twin Cities. Fighting ninjas, battling biker drug gangs, defeating ancient curses and taking on evil uber-corporations are all just part of the job.

Opening theme – Cecelia Ann

Closing theme – Ana

The official theme song of Skyway Mechanix is Cecilia Ann by the Pixies. Listen before reading.  Ana, also by the Pixies, is the closing theme.


Season 1

1: Original Blueprints
Violet is hired to retrieve an important item but winds up taking a murdered scientist’s daughter under her wing.
EPISODES: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Epilogue

2: Daylight Mechanix
T&T has Laurel and Violet must sneak in to get her.
EPISODES: 1 2 3 4 5 6 Epilogue

Season 2

3: Dog Day Mechanix
Dog sitting is not what Laurel expects for her first job.
EPISODES: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Epilogue

4: Milk Run Mechanix
A local cereal company needs a strange box delivered to Duluth. Just a simple trip.
EPISODES: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Epilogue

Season 3

5: Drop Dead Mechanix
Violet and Laurel must make amends to Blue G but wind up in another mess.
EPISODES: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Epilogue

6: Hero Mechanix
A researcher is kidnapped and our heroes have to save him, but who will save them?
EPISODES: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Epilogue

Season 4

7: Terminal Mechanix
Laurel and Violet take a trip to South Dakota but Walleye and his sidekick drop in. Is this the end?
EPISODES: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Epilogue

Christmas Mechanix — The Skyway Mechanix Christmas Special
Staring the Ghost of Perry Como.  No expense spared here, folks.

8: Interregnum Mechanix
Collected reports on Violet, Laurel, Walleye, and the World Hero Alliance as they spend some time apart.
EPISODES: 1 2 3 4

9: Skyway Mechanix
The Witch threatens all of humanity. Can anyone stop her?
EPISODES: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Epilogue


7/29/2013 — And that’s it. Skyway Mechanix is finished.  I really do hope everyone liked the story — warts and all. I will be editing it and releasing much improved epub and pdf versions early next year. Right now I’m starting a book about cursed zombie hunters.

Thank you, everyone who read my work. I enjoyed writing it.

7/15/2013 — Another Tuesday, another update.  Hope everyone is having a great summer, unless you live in the southern hemisphere, then… I guess I hope you like whatever weather you’re having now.

6/18/2013 — Sorry about missing a week . It was my anniversary. You understand.

6/5/2013 — Violet is free but now what about our heroines and can the world survive with Violet as a goddess? Read on!

5/15/2013 — Sorry for the late post but my job got in the way. There seems to be a real upswing in readers in the last few weeks and I want to welcome everyone and say thank you for reading.

5/6/2013 — SPRING! Warm weather! Birds! Green Grass! Raking! Wait. What? No… I just… but Winter just ended and…. ARRRGGHH!

4/29/2013 – Whew! Just made it. The first part of the last story is up just in time for a change in the weather around here. I hope everyone else is enjoying equally nice weather.

3/13/2013 — Interregnum Mechanix is finished. Welcome to the future. Skyway Mechanix will take a little break as I finish up the last ever story. As always thanks for reading. I really appreciate everyone who stops by.

2/27/2013 — Strange events in the New Robbins Valley universe.  Superman is an outlaw? Russia and the U.S. fighting side-by-side? Reed Richards being useful? Who knew?  Damned Alliance, indeed. ;-)

1/9/2013 — And so it ends. Laurel has what she always wanted and Violet gets what she deserves. But wait, there’s more! That’s right folks, after a short break I will begin a story that will propel you and our duo into the future. Read on!

12/19/2012 — Merry Solstice Celebrations, everyone.  I’m celebrating mine with and old man who has a penchant for red fur suits and a fondness for flying, antlered ungulates and not with the little alien baby in an animal food trough.

‘Cause that would be weird.

Lot’s of joy and peace to everyone. Spread some love. We could all use it right now.

11/27/2012 — Had a big dinner for Thanksgiving and spent some time with my family. Hope everyone had their fill of turkey. If you live outside of the US, I still hope you had your fill of turkey. Turkey is always good.

11/13/2012 — Still working on that last story, but I think this is going to take a while.  So far episode one alone is six thousand words. NanoWriMo, perhaps?

11/6/2012 — Happy election day. I hope everyone has voted and, in keeping with the spirit of non-partisan, non-political fiction writing I’d just like to go on record that you should vote for me. Use that little CAST YOUR VOTE button up top. Come on, you know you want to do it. TERMINAL MECHANIX starts today.  Go and read it.

10/24/2012 — Hey everybody. Weird thing happened last week. My mother-in-law had a stroke — except she didn’t. She has been diagnosed with dementia. This means I can expect calls from her every few weeks asking what day it is and long arguments that it really isn’t this month. Schedule slippage will occur.

10/16/2012 — That wraps up another adventure. It was a lot of fun to write and I hope everyone enjoyed reading it. Next adventure starts November 6. Watch for it!

10/4/2012 — First snow today. Wow, that is really early. Need to start raking leaves this weekend, and getting ready for Thanksgiving.

9/25/2012 — Violet is in real trouble and no one to back her up. Sorry about the long time between posts but, you know how it is. Cleaning the house, visiting relatives, my daughter being strapped to a table and having her back cut open  like a scene from a late-night horror movie. Yeah. She’s all right and walking around — and two inches taller.

9/12/2012 — Laurel and Reme are stuck in the basement and Violet wants to blow the whole house up. Yikes!

9/4/2012 — Writing can be very therapeutic. Posting can be cathartic. It’s good to have something normal to do.

8/28/2012 — My father-in-law passed on the 25th.  He will be deeply missed.

8/24/2012 — So I was supposed to post on the 21st. I missed it, but I have a good reason. My father-in-law is dying, and by dying I mean parts of his body are shutting down and his mind has gone.  I will keep everyone posted but I will be attending a funeral probably next week.

7/31/2012 — Welcome back. The first part of Hero Mechanix posted today. Drop me a comment and tell me how you liked it. I always appreciate hearing from readers.

7/10/2012 — Skyway Mechanix is on a short break until the end of the month while I edit the next chapter and write the end of this little saga.

Yep, THE END IS NIGH! But don’t worry, there are at least two more stories to go.

7/3/2012 — Thank you for sticking with me on this one. The last month has not been very easy. It culminated with my daughter in the hospital with an overdose of a clotting medicine administered by the hospital. She suffered four seizures but is otherwise alright now.

5/22/2012 — Actually managed to post without a problem.  This, by the way, marks two full years of Skyway Mechanix. There were other stories posted here but I took those down. Don’t worry, you get to read those later.


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