A big part of my steampunk life is writing. I create alternative histories, with a twist and a touch of gadgetry. My biggest tool is research. I make myself more familiar with historic facts and tiny details, then change certain situations, extrapolate ramifications and create a new story.
So stoke up the fire. Let loose the steam, and buckle up and join me on my most recent research road trip:
Some dates from the day’s research:
Sounds included: crows, wind, distant vehicles, gravel crunching underfoot and dry leaves.
Smells: dust, eucalyptus, petrichor (love that word); it started raining when we were there.
I watched the rain bouncing off black marble which had become a mirror reflecting nearby headstones.
There was an air of melancholy calm.
Bonus – Research Road Trip Video
Photography and film ©2018 Karen Carlisle.