"How do you... work?
A piece of worldbuilding fiction from the Poisonroot universe. Eve, a young engineer in the Science and Industry College, tries to find out a little more about her partner - the enigmatic automata, Tic.
Back when I was writing Poisonroot, I envisioned a side story with Eve and Tic. She was a cross between Indiana Jones and Young Sherlock Holmes; he was a Cog, a steampunk automata with an intelligence that spanned eons, but the outlook of a child. It was going to be a way to put fairly complicated Science concepts across to younger children. Ultimately, I never really developed the idea, and this is one of the earlier concept pieces for it.
I wrote this piece a while ago, but now it's part of Steampunktober, an entire month of Steampunk-related audio podcasts. This month saw the release of short story anthology 'Cogs In Time 3', in which I have a short story. It's a series of steampunk stories, each one by a different author, and I can't wait to get my teeth into it! You can get your copy here!
As always, I would love to collaborate with you! If you have short fiction that you would like me to include as a standalone episode of Pocket Fiction, drop me a line!
Each track is also available as a podcast through the iTunes store.
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Music: “The Pyre” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com).
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