(Books by Authors Who Never Existed: A Steampunk Hybrid story)
By the author of BARD: Owner of the Gemstone
Lady Iris opens one of the glass doors of her China cabinet and steps back. A large, teardrop crystal hovers inside. The crystal is about as large as an egg holder. She blinks against its constant prism of light and places her hand, palm up, below it. She blows on the crystal. As she pulls her hand out, the crystal follows.
As she brings it closer to her face, her own tiny crystal, that hangs from her gold necklace, shines blue. A gift from The Inventor. A gravity crystal, or more often called, an antigravity stone. This is one of the many particularities to Eartherra, that does not exist in The Other Place. Now that she has the panel of ice that does not melt, she can prepare the next step, in her grand scheme.
It’s too bad the Bookstealer didn’t succeed, already. She closers her eyes and sighs. She wants Mr. Toklo Claws and Avonlea Claws to succeed in finding a portal to The Other Place. Perhaps, they’ll find their father without getting captured. However, she doesn’t want anything from The Other Place to enter Eartherra. She is a temptress, and one that likes to control. She does not want a chasm of chaos to be opened.
She stares at the gravity crystal and tries to brush it with her index finger. A smile crosses her face as it moves away. She blows on it and this time the crystal lets her caress it.
*** One of the goals for these writing experiments is to include makers, and models of Steampunk. Ben Lanzenstein of Switzerland creates Steampunk vehicles, weapons, and more. I will be posting a short interview with Ben in very near future. Meanwhile, you can see his work at: ben_lanzenstein