From in the living room, I heard a crash as something clattered to the floor. I sighed.
My cat sauntered in to the bedroom and with a sadness in her eye born of a relentless and an unremitting boredom, for the first, last and only time in her life, spoke.
“Destruction,” she said.
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New Orleans-based fantasy and science fiction author Brandon Black is the editor of the By Gaslight steampunk anthology series. He has a Bachelor’s in Military and Political Journalism and a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. His short fiction has appeared in Dark Oak Press’ Dreams of Steam III and Seventh Star Press’ A Chimerical World: Tales of the Seelie Court. Brandon has just published a short anthology of steampunk and gaslamp fiction short stories entitled Mechanical Tales and is working on completing his first novel, I Was A Teenage Air Pirate.