The Soul Bottles by Jay Lake
Approx. 9,050 words.
Published on December 27, 2010.
"The Soul Bottles" is a story of the City Imperishable, precursor to the novels Trail of Flowers and Madness of Flowers, as well as works ofshort fiction. At the intersection of the New Weird and steampunk, this strange and brutal short story opens up a fictional world.