Tick Tock

Tick Tock

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poltergeist_people By poltergeist_people Updated Nov 02, 2016

Gizmo, owner of her own shop Curiosities and Oddities, was everything and anything one wold expect of a woman of her time.

A soon to be spinster.
Mad scientist.

or so the rumors go.

"Miss Gizmo!"

I peered up from the latest addition to my shop, the two headed swine was an interesting find but oddly hard to sell, "Hello Mr Earnheart how's the leg?"

The older man grinned broadly at me, "don't tell my wife dear girl but you are an angel sent from the lord  himself."

That I doubted severely.

"not a single problem thanks to you, you really must stop by for dinner as a thanks sometime."

I sighed, "ah but your ninny wife would be terribly convinced we were committing sin with one another."

He laughed, despite the fact I had just called his wife a ninny, waving me off. "bollocks, you deserve a good home cooked meal and some company now and again."

Did I now? "I see."

"Yes, and my nephew is here in London for the time being, I am sure he would be delighted to meet you."

Another old man trying to marry me into the family? I shook my head, "I assure you I am fine without such attentions Mr. Earnheart."

He shook his head, "your seventeen now, two more years and you will start earning the title of spinster. I married my wife when she was fourteen."

Marriage again, why does everyone insist upon talking marriage, its such a dreadfully boring topic, "I'm afraid I'm married to my work, unfortunately a woman cannot have two loves and thus one would end in divorce. I can honestly say my shop will not be my divorcée."

He looked disappointed but knew me well enough to drop the subject, "oh and miss Gizmo?"


"My wife say's there is a rumor of man poking around the back alleys of London, shady one at that. Be careful when walking home?"

I pulled my pistol from its hidden place amongst my clothes, "I'm one you need to worry about, I assure you."

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  • england
  • gin
  • gizmo
  • hotguy
  • love
  • romance
  • rude
  • sciencefiction
  • scifi
  • smart
  • smartgirl
  • steampunk
  • unusual
  • victorian
GirlBehindTheStory GirlBehindTheStory Oct 29, 2016
Love her! Can't wait to read more, the plot seems quite interesting!
Ashley_fae Ashley_fae Oct 31, 2016
This is the 6th book of yours that I'm reading and so far so great!! You come up with the craziest but coolest ideals for the characters and the story!!! Can't wait to see what this book is about!!! Keep up the good work!!! :)
Scipio312 Scipio312 Jul 11, 2016
                              Boi the only love life I have is with my pillow
                              That sounded wrong
                              Never mind
cubanlove_619 cubanlove_619 Oct 12, 2016
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Zeanno Zeanno Aug 05, 2016
Love her already, you always do come up with the greatest characters who have quite the most extraordinary personalities. Once again impressed by your work Poltergeist.