An abandoned child rises through the crime syndicates to run the brothels and speakeasies in Capital City. when a robbery goes bad, he is sent to prison for murder. There are punishments that crush the spirit, destroy the body, and inspire revolution. A prison story in Steampunk with diesels, war machines, locomotives, cyborgs, and finally fireworks.
Published in STEAMPUNK, an anthology of metal and machines edited by Sean Monaghan (Venus Vulture) and available from CREATE SPACE in print and AMAZON in print.