Fantasy Short Stories
Lazandor tossed the last of the shoes on the pile in the corner. They would have to do. Damn the envy and competition between the royals. It paid well, but Lazandor was a lowly blacksmith, a centaur cobbler with a steam-powered arm and electric forge, and he wanted nothing to do with the jealousy of kings and queens.
Make them all the same weight. Make mine shiny. Make mine magnetic. Magnetic? Seriously? How could that be fair?