The Sound Of Gears
by Ferrett Steinmetz
Bit by bit, he took apart his wife’s murderer, hammering the cracked windshield behind his desk like a strange map, tacking the rubber hoses in snakelike trails around the room, carefully nailing every gear and fanblade to each of the four walls until he sat at his desk, surrounded by the guts of a dead car.
He took the key out of the ignition and kissed it, then hung it on a silver chain around his neck.
‘Now,’ he said. ‘I am ready to begin.’
About the Author
Ferrett Steinmetz lives in Cleveland with his wife, a well-worn copy of Rock Band, two boxes of bees, and a friendly ghost. He’s been nominated for the Nebula, much to his continued astonishment, and has published over twenty-five stories since rebooting his writing career five years ago. Ferrett blogs regularly about puns, polyamory, and politics at his blog FERRETT – that’s two “R”s, and two “Ts”. He usually has a few upcoming stories, so if you liked this one, there’s probably more like it at his site.
About the Narrator
Robert C. Eccles is a writer of short horror stories. His blog, HorrAbble, features 100-word horror stories (including the title).