The Care and Breeding of Metal Flowers
The Care and Breeding of Metal Flowers is a story written by Hinata Yamimoto. It ran in Special Issue 6 at http://s2b2.livejournal.com/172335.html, and is mirrored at http://www.shousetsubangbang.com/mirror/the-care-and-breeding-of-metal-flowers/.
From isweedan.livejournal.com: "Remember that movie about hysteria/the invention of the vibrator? This is like that - but with a steampunky lady-automaton/doctor!"
From varietyshow.tumblr.com: "set in a vague 1920s(ish) setting (as far as I can determine) - but with robots with advanced AI as part of society - this story takes a sweet but also pretty hot approach to the topic of treating “female hysteria”, nudge nudge wink wink know what I mean know what I mean."