by Vanessa Barger
My name is Cornelius Latimer, and I have fallen in love.
The object of my affection isn’t tall and blonde with all the right curves. It isn’t even human. My love belches smoke and breathes fire. My world runs on steam and hard metal, and I am maaster of both. My uncle, Rufus Harrison, has funded my expeditions. He’s gifted me with a lab containing all the parts and space I could pssibly need. For weeks I have been tolling over my journals, crafting my biggest and best creation yet. It’s heady, the feeling of power. But I made a fatal error. I told a friend about my machine. And now someone who should not know does. I should tear everything apart, but I can’t.
Love does strange things to people.