Ex Cineribus Resurge by Caitlin McColl
Approx. 5,870 words.
Published on April 17, 2011.
It is 2011 in an alternate war-torn Victorian-era world. A young girl and her guardian seek the Emperor of the country to ask him to stop the ten year civil war. A war between those who are for, and those who are against new technologies, and between the non-religious versus those that still believe. This short story is a prelude to my upcoming novel The Clockwork Universe.