That stuffy Victorian inventor, Stanton Wardgrave, is back again, eight years after inventing holograms and meeting the American Josephine Boulton. Married now, with a son and daughter, he’s dealing with rather too much balderdash and poppycock this Christmas Eve. Conversing with his dead father? Expecting three visitors? It all seems so very Dickensian. But he knows he’s not at all like that Ebenezer Scrooge fellow...is he? What, this story asks, would Christmas be without a bit of steampunk in it?
Ah, Christmas Eve in Victorian London, with softly falling snow, and a hologram, and a talking ghost, and, well, it’s A Steampunk Carol. A Steampunk Carol, a short story by Steven R. Southard. Available from Amazon, other fine eBook vendors and Gypsy Shadow Publishing at: