I initially published this novelette as a standalone ebook, to be part of a series of novelettes set in the same world. At my writing speed, this wasn't really a realistic idea, so I recently took it off sale. The plan is to put it in my next full-length collection. But for anyone who'd like a copy of the standalone ebook version, I've attached it. Mobi and epub are included (if you're viewing this on the main creator page, click this link to get to the post page and the files https://www.patreon.com/posts/steampunk-4462175).
"Connie survived the plague that devastated plants, animals and clockwork alike. Her life has settled into the relative peace of farming clockwork ponies and marriage to her childhood sweetheart, Bess. But the threat of plague is never far away. Mutated oaks are spreading over the ruins of London and stories of outbreaks abound. She fears the worst when a pony collapses, but the true cause is far more surprising. It might be the key to rebuilding the world."