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Rated: E · Fiction · Steampunk · #2287736
flash fiction for StAG Firebox Contest January 2023
It took me years to gather enough gears, bits, bobs, and trinkets to build my clockwork army. My collection has been complete for months and I have diligently labored to bring my little army to life. They are about the size of a small child and half as smart but they can snatch pocket watches faster than a person can notice. Each pocket watch is the beginning of another clockwork bot. Sometime soon I will have enough materials to rebuild my army into a true threat to the peace and order of this city. When I am done the city will bow to my might. My army itself is not the power the power is in that they can corrupt even the most complex creation of other tinkers. Soon every clockwork robot in this city will answer to me…

139 words.
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