The Sky Smith by Mark Thorne
Approx. 14,570 words.
Published on October 26, 2011 by
The Dark Divisions expanded relentlessly, their factories belching, their slaves groaning. The farmers and craftsmen began to flee, their great sky mansions drifting across the sky toward the sea. Only a single High Hamlet stood in the way, the most ancient of the cloud settlements; and the greatest of the Bright, a sky-smith called Alexander, readied the High Hosts for the final confrontation...