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The End

It has snowed in Louisiana. Casualty reports are not yet in but estimates are projected to be in the thousands. A once vibrant and vital ecology referred to in the past as the Sportsman’s Paradise has suffered a blow from which it will not soon recover, if ever. The frictionless sheet of pale doom blanketing the state has paralyzed local police and fire departments and the governor has declared a state of martial law. Most Louisianians remain trapped in their homes, huddling with their loved ones and awaiting the cold embrace of death. The National Guard has been mobilized but the sheer number of people needing assistance guarantees they will be swamped before the rescue attempts even begin. This is most likely our last report. May God watch over you and yours better than He has looked after the once great state of Louisiana. Remember us. Farewell.


A new voice in the field of steampunk and gaslamp fantasy fiction, New Orleans-based fantasy and science fiction author Brandon Black has a Bachelor’s in Military and Political Journalism and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. His most recent story, “The Night Mississippi Declared War on the Moon,” was published in Dark Oak Press’ Capes and Clockwork II, edited by Alan Lewis. 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 lives with his guardian and protector, Battle-cat Princess Kaleidoscope, in his home town of New Orleans, Louisiana. Find out more about Brandon’s work at
All original text copyright Brandon Black 2018.

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