Laura E. Price lives in Florida with her husband and son. Her stories have appeared in Cicada and On Spec. She would like to dedicate this story to Tiffany Holtzkemper and Lorna Lee, whose respective choices in steampunk expo and prom attire inspired it. To contact the author, send her email at email@example.com. For more about her and her work, see her blog.
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