Found 15 stories and posts tagged 'steampunk'.
Published May 21, 2019 · 3,273 words (12 minutes) · 1 view
Duke Gallantine's suspicious watch has kept his daughter out of The Chastarium, but not out of Dr. Dashiell's fantasies. When Lady Gallantine finally slips away from her father and arrives at The Chastarium for a secret midnight treatment, Dr. Dashiell seizes the chance to show her his most exclusive Machine of all. (Warning: erotica.)
Published May 17, 2019 · 3,194 words (12 minutes) · 3 views
Lady Gallantine's first treatment in Dr. Dashiell's Chastarium has unleashed the full force of her passion, and she rushes to return the very next day. Dr. Dashiell, unable to stop himself from pushing the limits of her resilience, selects for her treatment a Machine too powerful for most. When Lady Gallantine's father suddenly arrives, asking questions about his missing daughter, will Dr. Dashiell be able to tear himself away and throw the Duke off the scent? (Warning: erotica.)
Published May 5, 2019 · 3,107 words (12 minutes) · 1 view
Dr. Jameson H. Dashiell is the owner and proprietor of The Chastarium, a medical center that houses extraordinary machines designed to safely treat and tame lascivious desire. But the arrival of the gorgeous Lady Gallantine as a client tests his professional resolve. He may be able to keep her treatment a secret from her overbearing father, the Duke, but can he keep the secret of his own arousal as she undergoes her first (and very thorough…) treatment under his watch? (Warning: erotica.)
Published Apr 24, 2019 · 1,919 words (7 minutes) · 99 views
"Modern" physics ideas are steampunk ideas -- Young's double-slit experiment was in 1803 and before the 19th century ends Planck explains blackbody radiation with quanta, Maxwell's electromagnetism has relativity hidden in it, and Boltzmann invents entropy... In this story I follow the implications of steampunk supertechnology with real-physics rules.
Published Apr 21, 2019 · 7,800 words (29 minutes) · 283 views
Jin Fan, an aspiring courtier, travels to Yellow Mountain to bring back a sprig of emerald bamboo from a legendary labyrinth, to find spoiled childhood playmate/mistress Xiao Ling vying for the same. Now she has to traverse the labyrinth, without somehow throttling Xiao Ling, or getting killed by a mysterious brigand taking out the other hopefuls.
Published Mar 27, 2019 · 13,968 words (51 minutes) · 164 views
“Still, thou canst listen to me and grant me thy compassion. I demand this from you. Hear my tale. It is long and strange...” — Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley // This story is the genesis tale for the Shadow Conspiracy series of steampunk anthologies from Book View Cafe. It appears as the first "chapter" of the original Shadow Conspiracy tome.
Published Mar 24, 2019 · 14,523 words (53 minutes) · 1 like · 74 views
Last week, I posted "Thin Man," a dark fantasy set in Victorian London about a climbing boy named Dodd. Decades later, I was invited to submit a story to THE SHADOW CONSPIRACY steampunk anthology, and it occurred to me that Dodd's story wasn't finished yet. So I wrote "The Soul Jar." Out of all my short stories, this one is my favorite. See if you agree. THE SHADOW CONSPIRACY is still in print at Book View Cafe: https://bookviewcafe.com/bookstore/book/the-shadow-conspiracy/
Published Mar 16, 2019 · 6,298 words (23 minutes) · 1 like · 161 views
The third volume of Book View Cafe's Shadow Conspiracy anthology series started with the question, "What if the Emancipation Proclamation included freedom for automata with souls?" For Jasmine, an enslaved woman in Maryland who makes metalmen, the question is more than philosophical.
Published Mar 9, 2019 · 4,982 words (19 minutes) · 5 likes · 430 views
Aging bomoh Tok Kadir and his apprentice Saifan have been called in to deal with grisly deaths at a tin mining factory. The workers say it's an Orang Minyak, the fault of pretty foreigner Maria, but Orang Minyak are supernatural rapists, not murderers.