The factory rushed up and down the Lancashire hillsides, a vast mass of red bricks and frantically clattering looms, its wheels gouging up fields, ripping chunks from roads, smashing aside drystone walls. Dirk Dynamo clung to the roof like a trooper to his gun as the building continued in its unstoppable course, straight ahead, no distraction or diversion.
This week's Pocket Fiction comes via guest-author Andrew Knighton. The scene is set as a steampunk mobile factory goes out of control; as it heads towards Manchester, it seems nothing will be able to stop it...
Andrew and I were both lucky enough to be part of the Avast Ye Airships! anthology (which is still totally available to buy if you're feeling generous). If you enjoyed hearing about the characters in this short piece of fiction, they're featured in a book, Guns and Guano, which is available on Amazon and on Smashwords, and of course there's more fiction at his website.
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!
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Music: “The Pyre” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com).
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