Music Box (1930s) — In Need of Repair
Music Box (1930s) — In Need of Repair ran in Issue 29 and was submitted by Koiwa Shishiko. It's published at s2b2.livejournal.com/167651.html and mirrored at shousetsubangbang.com/mirror/music-box-1930s-in-need-of-repair.
It was illustrated with a photographed original sculpture by Ylfdragon.
A young man comes into possession of a mysterious antique machine, and he tracks down the great-grandson of the watchmaker who built it.
"Have you ever even seen something similar to this?" he asked. "If it were a clock, it would have a face, right?"
"I told you, it's not a clock," Christian said. "It isn't built anything like a clock."