Like many, my first exposure to the possibilites in a radical reshaping of the past was "The Difference Engine". My long time goal of writing science fiction turned to telling steampunk tales. Eventually I did.
Most of my complete and near-complete stories are 5-8k words, dense, sometimes over-detailed, and too often home to trivia only a history geek might smile at. These tend to be a grittier than the gaslight stories that rather crowded the market in days past.
Many have suggested that steampunk has had its day. Disagree? Interested in me posting a few? Two things: readers will need to invest some effort and patience in consuming the stories; and I will need some sort of feedback (more in depth than "good story", please. Voting will not be switched on). So, whatcha think?