A couple of months ago (okay, more like a year) I decided to try my hand at crossing romance with science fiction. The result was “Lady Presto Magnifico and the Disappearing Glass Ceiling,” a steampunk short story set in Victorian London. Its main characters are Penelope – a female illusionist with a host of clockwork magic tricks – and Edwin – a crippled Crimean War vet/spy who has been sent to acquire said tricks for the Crown.
You can read it in the recently released Australian anthology Kisses by Clockwork. They printed it with little dirigibles as space breaks, which is awesome. My massive enthusiasm for dirigibles may have bled over into this blog one or two or twelve times.