For some time after watching the BBC adaptation of North & South I wanted to date an industrialist. Faced with the dearth of hard-working, well-dressed, 21st century cotton mill owners, I wrote this steampunk short story. I hope you enjoy it! The Steampunk Club is a short story (≈ 18,000 words) about a secret steampunk society that meets… Read More
During my MA, I took a particularly interesting module entitled, “Poetry After Darwin,” which examined the effects of Charles Darwin’s ‘Origin of the Species’ on several poets of the era; how the book (and its geological predecessors) reshaped religion, identity, relationships, and the poets’ perception of the very Earth underfoot. It was not a subject… Read More
I rescued this collection of used nibs from among my grandfather’s possessions when he passed away in 1999. Dede was a very resourceful man who loved to mend things. From his itinerant life as a soldier, he had developed the habit of wrapping everything up in many layers of boxes, newspaper, plastic bags, rubber bands… Read More
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