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Steampunk Summer Postcards: Greetings from Hopeless Maine!



Welcome to Steampunk’d Lancaster my dears! I am Mrs Baker, otherwise known as The Last Witch Of Pendle. My soup kitchen is rather quiet now for the summer, Max and Collin and all the little street urchins are out selling Lemonade, everyone else seems to be off on their holidays and things are overly quiet around the bakery. Nevermind, it gives me a chance to go through all the lovely postcards I have been receiving – although some appear to be mis-directed and others seem to be from dimensions I have never even heard of! Still, it is very nice to have mail, let us see now what have we got in the letter box today… Why it’s a postcard from our dear friends on the island of Hopeless Maine, our favourite gothical place to be! (As long as one is armed with a sturdy rolling pin to ward off the night potatoes that is!) …


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Of course you are all aware that the latest installment in the Hopeless Maine body of tentacular awesomeness, Sinners, is now available …


And you can follow the building body of island intrigue in their pan-dimensional newspaper The Hopless Vendetta  

I certainly hope to pay another visit very soon, as soon as I have strengthened some of my shielding spells and re-enforced my cauldron that is, the plant life are disturbingly sentient there you know and seem to resent being turned into soup!

Blessings on your brew my dears!


4 responses

  1. gothicmangaka

    Reblogged this on The Hopeless Vendetta and commented:
    A postcard from Hopeless, Maine. May contain tentacles and tea.


    August 8, 2018 at 7:49 am

  2. What a happy dustcat featured on that touristy, souvenir post-card. The harsh, rocky coastline could almost pass for a holiday beach! The photographer even captured the occasion in a rare, fog-free, moment, making the island most inviting!

    Happy Days in Hopeless!
    ~Icky. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    August 8, 2018 at 11:16 am

    • smithandskarry1

      It certainly does seem inviting doesn’t it? But us seasoned travelers know better I think! Dust cats are adorable though, I have two myself that appear around Wizmas time, and have you seen their new small book ‘Lullaby for a dustcat’ ? So beautiful! 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      August 14, 2018 at 6:11 am

  3. No I have not, but I will be on the lookout. I wonder if we have dustcats in our midst, but do not realize it?


    August 14, 2018 at 11:36 am

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