A tidbit from The ‘Prentices, the Puppets, and the Pirates

"Twist! Look out!" I spun and swung wildly as the crack of a Colt revolver split the air. Sluefoot Sue had both her firearms out and was shooting at something below me. To my astonishment tentacles rose out of the Thames and wrapped themselves around the Catfish. Each time one of Sue's bullets struck them … Continue reading A tidbit from The ‘Prentices, the Puppets, and the Pirates

Still free today — Oliver Twist’s Image-making Machinery

I had felt so helpless, knowing a great evil had been done, and more might be contemplated, while this astounding woman had made sense of it all and fitted it into her quest. How had she known what transpired between myself and the drunken manager? She claimed she had not found me until yesterday. I … Continue reading Still free today — Oliver Twist’s Image-making Machinery

Visha’s Antidote

"What an amazing story! I had speculated that you must have saved his life." "I would give my life for his if I could. Do I need to save him from you?" Visha bolted out of her chair and paced the room. "Do I need to give this back to you?" She held out the … Continue reading Visha’s Antidote

At Fagin’s Final Rest Mortuary

The walls were patterned like glittering silver and black marble, with slender pillars spaced along the sides. Niches held blue flames behind ornate silver gratings cast in the shape of openwork doves. Black benches cushioned with blue velvet, very like church pews, were arranged facing a black velvet curtain fringed with silvery tassels. We took … Continue reading At Fagin’s Final Rest Mortuary

Do Drop by Tomorrow for Tea and Mechanicals … Dodge Will Be Free

"This is where Doctor Twist said his professor's workshop used to be located," Kera said as we stood on the cobblestones before a large warehouse. The black-mouldy red bricks were faintly mirrored in the oily pools from an earlier rain and the sky showed fitful signs of clearing. I gazed around in the dreary shrouded … Continue reading Do Drop by Tomorrow for Tea and Mechanicals … Dodge Will Be Free

Conversion of Visha Kanya

"Why was Archibald Campbell poisoned?" I snapped. "First, please, about my soul ... " I stared at her, trying to discern whether she only mocked me. To my astonishment, Visha bowed her head and tears flowed down her pale cheeks. She lifted her eyes to me. "Do you not see that I have been taught … Continue reading Conversion of Visha Kanya

The Alexander Legacy Company One: A Dodge, a Twist, and aTobacconist

A Dodge, a Twist, and a Tobacconist is a Steampunk Literary Tribute The Amazon ebook is now live here: http://www.amazon.com/Dodge-Tobacconist-Alexander-Legacy-ebook/dp/B009NV1DMG Sophronia Belle Lyon grew up in the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York and has always loved Sci Fi, Fantasy, and the great literary classics. Please like her facebook page¬†https://www.facebook.com/SophroniaBelleLyon The book comes out October … Continue reading The Alexander Legacy Company One: A Dodge, a Twist, and aTobacconist