SteampunX - Episode Three: The Railroad Underground by Benjamin Jacobson
Approx. 9,100 words.
Published on December 27, 2011.
On the run from a dark legacy, the man called Thunder and a group of fugitive slaves escape through the backwoods of New France. Freedom waits in the city-state of Liberia, if they can put aside their differences and evade capture. Meanwhile the organization known as the Factory has transformed slaves into bio-mechanical zombies and set them like dogs on the path of the fleeing mob.