Theodore Emelior Beem

Theodore Emelior Beem (AKA TE Beem)  is the assistant librarian at the Gearford Science and Technology Library. Though, just a librarian with a home in Mayberry, Theodore aspires to something more. We introduced to TE Beem in the story Excelsior, when he launches an airship out of his home.

When reading the "Curious Tale of Theodore Emelior Beem, the stories are best read in the following order:

1) Excelsior

2) A Constable's Dilemma

3) The Gang of Misbegottens

4) First Flight

5) Indomitable

6) The Hero of Deepwater Bay

7) Curiosity Almost Killed the Librarian

The following stories are outside of the above story arc:

1) A Library Fine Comes Due

For additional background information on Theodore Emelior Beem, including a soundtrack of music for the above stories, go to Theodore Emelior Beem: The Multimedia Challenge

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The Man With the Calico Cat

by Theodore Emelior Beem

Librarian Theodore Beem discovers an intriguing airship wreck in a local junkyard and ends up finding a surprise.


by Theodore Emelior Beem

A short story for the Airship Flash Fiction Challenge. An introduction to Theodore Emelior Beem, erstwhile librarian and aspiring airship Captain. A story that raises the question of what you might do if you discovered your neighbor was building an airship in your quiet neighborhood.

The Gang of Misbegottens

by Theodore Emelior Beem

The Gang of Misbegottens, a band  of young thieves in the Mayberry District are presented with an interesting proposal by a curious and mysterious stranger. They will need to decide whether Theodore Emelior Beem is someone who can be trusted. Where might this partnership lead?

This story is the third chapter of the Curious Tale of Theodore Emelior Beem and follows the "The Constable's Dilemma." It takes place over four years before the events in "Excelsior."


The Hero of Deepwater Bay

by Theodore Emelior Beem

This follows the story, Indomitable and tells the further story of  Theodore Beem. In this story,  young Theodore learns about the identify of his friend Willy, the old man who had befriended him when life had been at its lowest ebb. This flash fiction was written for the Loss and Mourning Challenge.