Narrated by Tina Connolly.

Amelia is the best pilot the Territorial Revolutionists have. That's not boasting, it’s just true. They don't have many pilots, and none of them have as much experience as she does. She may be only twenty-two, but her pa taught her to fly at eleven, when she could barely see over the console, and she still flies his old steam-engine balloon, which may not be the newest model but is nevertheless steadfast.

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Read “How to Be a True Woman While Piloting a Steam-Engine Balloon” by Valerie Hunter, in Issue #360

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Valerie Hunter teaches high school English and has an MFA in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her stories have appeared in publications including The Wax Paper, Colp, and Inaccurate Realities, as well as anthologies such as Runs Like Clockwork (Wyldblood Press), Water: Selkies, Sirens, and Sea Monsters (Tyche Press), and What Remains (Inked in Gray). You can find her on Instagram @somanystories_solittletime.

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