Thanks to my friends over at the Of the Pistol LJ community, I finally got the gumption to finish up a steampunk short story that has been gathering dust on my hard drive for a little while. Nothing special, but the dialogue makes me laugh, and the world is pretty interesting. It’s a steampunk imagining (re-imagining perhaps?) of Spring-Heeled Jack. I think I’ll be putting it aside for a bit and then come back to it to read over it again and edit it some.
By the way, in the process of doing research on this story, I came across this — isn’t it cool? Way too expensive for my measly pocketbook, but still it’s gorgeous!
Summary: Jack is trying out his new springed heels, and ends up getting caught in an awkward predicament. In the process of trying to get free he and his friend Jonathan discuss Jack’s plans and why he wants people he encounters to see the world with different eyes.
Project: Spring-Heeled Jack Steampunk
Pending titles: Baby Steps, Learning How to Breathe Again, or The Buzz of Living
New words written: 1,813
Total Words for 2012: 7,918
Considering I’ve been writing for a month, it’s pretty sad that this is all the progress I’ve gotten done. 😛
Hi Marlena – Sounds interesting… are you thinking of posting any of it on here?
Hi Katkasia – I’ll probably end up posting a snippet as a Six Sentence Sunday submission once I’ve cleaned it up a bit. I like to shelve stories like that and then go back in to spruce it up later. I may end up making it longer too, i just depends.
I’ve learned that writing short stories is anything but an exact science! 😉