Friday, September 16, 2011

The Alchemist's Perfect Instrument

My very first publication just came out today!  It is called The Alchemist's Perfect Instrument and it is going to be part of a collection of short stories called City Steam: Tales From the Heart of Dormorn.  This is a short tale about an Alchemist searching for the next victim for his "Perfect Instrument."  It's meant to be a weird Steampunk tale that borders on the verge of horror.  It makes the reader a little uncomfortable, but ultimately (and hopefully) self reflective.

I'm admittedly a little worried about the reception of this short because it's both an uncomfortable story and pushes the bounds of what the general population is coming to accept as the Steampunk genre.  I might as well say right now that my work is a revisionist piece that takes place in another world.  In other words, I take liberties and I like it!  You might too!

It is now available through OmniLit/AllRomance/AReCafe.  I hope you'll all take a look at it and let me know what you think!