The Steam Man's Plantation - A Clockwork Cowboy Story by J. Steven York
Approx. 13,470 words.
Published on September 18, 2012 by
Tsunami Ridge Publishing.
As Liberty Brass makes his way west, he finds a forgotten plantation deep in the Kentucky hills, ruled by the wondrous Steam Man. At first it seems a mechanical utopia.
But there are secrets here, deep as a mine shaft, and dark as Kentucky coal, and Liberty learns that the price of truth just might be the loss of his freedom -- or his mechanical life!