Power by C.S. Alleyne
Maude Caulkin finds out the hard way that if you're poor and female in Victorian London, you are powerless. After continued beatings from her stepfather, she tries to escape his fists, working for a pittance, and starvation. But, she soon finds herself facing even worse. Hired by Ned Hicklin, a prolific photographer and publisher of dirty books, he introduces her to one of his customers: the sadistic Charles Courtney-Duff. After a devastating encounter with him, she turns the tables, and Courtney-Duff finds himself in her power. Maude has learned a lot from the freak shows she loves to frequent. But sometimes, you can go too far… Proudly represented by Crystal Lake Publishing—Tales from the Darkest Depths.
Genre: Literary Fiction
Book Length: Short Story - 0-60 Pages