A Vaguely Menacing Steampunk Alphabet – A to E

A –

Airships are bright and gilt,
Their brass never corroding
And I always like Airships best
When they are exploding.

B –

Bowler hats are dapper;
What chapeau is jauntier?
And if you’re murdered horribly
They make you just a little hauntier.

C –

Cthulhu oft I’ll try to summon
Iä! Iä! Iä!
Been too long since I’ve felt your pseudopods,
O eldritch cara mia.

D –

Detectives are dogged and determined
And they find all the sharpest clues
I annoy ’em with ceiling footprints
From my anti-gravity shoes.

E –

E is for Eldritch; isn’t it always?
For stumbling through murky rooms
and navigating hidden hallways.

Yes, E is for Eldritch, and it’s a bit early
If I drive you mad ‘fore I finish the alphabet,
It’ll make my publisher surly.

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Jeff Mach is an author, playwright, event creator, and certified Villain. You can always pick up his bestselling first novel, "There and NEVER, EVER BACK AGAIN"—or, indeed, his increasingly large selection of other peculiar books. If you'd like to talk more to Jeff, or if you're simply a Monstrous Creature yourself, stop by @darklordjournal on Twitter, or The Dark Lord Journal on Facebook.

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