Historical Fiction Part 3

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1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 Part 3 of my Historical Fiction

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 As discussed as an option during the first class of the semester, this will be a piece of a semester-long project in which a historical fiction piece will be written. The excerpt continues on from where the first left off.

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 PROMPT

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 WRITE A HISTORICAL FICTION THAT SOMEHOW:

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  • directly considers questions of what history is
  • how it affects ordinary people
  • how it is created by historians and passed on through others

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 TITLE – Losing Your Head

7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 PREMISE OF THE HISTORICAL FICTION:

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  • Takes place during the French Revolution
  • King Louis XVI is on trial for treason by the Jacobins and the National Convention
  • Main character of the story, is out to prove that the accusations that King Louis XVI is being accused of are really those of Queen Marie Antoinette

9 Leave a comment on paragraph 9 0 OTHER TIDBITS

11 Leave a comment on paragraph 11 0 PRELIMINARY CHARACTERS:

17 Leave a comment on paragraph 17 0 As the story develops, more characters will come into play and be added to the list of Characters

18 Leave a comment on paragraph 18 0 EXCERPT 3 FROM PIECE:

19 Leave a comment on paragraph 19 0 “What could this possibly be?” Troy asks himself as he starts down the dark alley. “I can’t help but feel like I’ve been here before but I NEVER go to the library…this is very odd.” He continues down the alley, garbage on his left and fire escapes on his right. He keeps walking until suddenly he has the sudden urge to scale the first escape! He climbs up the fire escape, all the way to the top of the building and begins to survey the roof. After a few minutes he continues on and looks off into the distance. He sees the overcast in the sky right below the full moon that is out tonight. Troy looks to his left, then looks to his right. Again he appears to have this odd sensation as if he’s been in this exact spot before. “Why do I feel this way, I NEVER been on the top of this building yet I feel like I was here recently.” He begins to make his way back to the fire escape. Troy looks down off the roof to the alley where he sees the garbage and all of a sudden he was in a trance. His body froze immediately, as if a soul flew into him and took control. Troy could see everything that was going on but he couldn’t control his body.

20 Leave a comment on paragraph 20 0 Unaware of the situation he was in or what he could possibly do, Troy had no other option but to let this “trance” run its course and see where it took him. Suddenly, he felt his legs moving backward onto the roof again. His body kept backing up until it abruptly took off and starting running to the edge of the roof! “WHAT IS GOING ON!! STOPP! WHERE ARE WE GOING!?” Scared of where his body was now taking him, Troy could barely keep his eyes open. His body continued for the edge of the roof and the next thing Troy knew he had leapt from the building and was in mid-air above the alley. He opened his eyes again and he appeared to be on the other roof – this is where he realized what’s happening. “Oh my goodness…I’m reliving my dream! Could this mean that this is the town that Louis XVI was executed??” Finally, able to regain control of his body, Tory immediately scales down the building and makes his way back to his apartment.

21 Leave a comment on paragraph 21 0 “Alright, time to go to sleep and figure out what to do about this execution.” Troy makes his way to his bedroom, turning on the TV and attempting to go to sleep. However, much to his dismay, his insomnia is firing on all cylinders. “Why can’t I just FALL ALSEEP!? It’s been easy the past few days what could possibly be different?” Troy, now extremely bored and tired, changes the channel and begins to watch his favorite show…

22 Leave a comment on paragraph 22 0 “Well. Where are we with these so called ‘investigations?’” asks King Louis XVI. Troy’s eyes open, as he regains his consciousness and begins to realize where he is. Barely aware of his surroundings, he begins to respond back with no clue as to how he appears to know the information he tells the king. “Well sir, I’ve been able to questions several peasants along with a majority of your soldiers and staff in the palace. As of right now, all we know is that apparently, the Queen had been married BEFORE she came to France to wed you. If that doesn’t give us our first indication that she’s been up to something, I don’t know what will.” The king is outraged to hear such news that he jumps out of his seat and begins to beat one of his guards senselessly. “SHE WAS MARRIED BEFORE SHE CAME HERE!?! WHAT ELSE COULD SHE HAVE BEEN DOING THIS WHOLE TIME!?!”

23 Leave a comment on paragraph 23 0 Troy, a little uneasy at the way the king had been taking things begins to exit the room as he knows the king will continue on with his actions for quite some time. He leaves the palace and makes way for the local salon. Upon entering he meets none other than the Queen herself! “Why hello Troy, how are you doing this evening?” ask the queen as she sips her beverage. “umm…. just fine your majesty, and yourself?” the Queen abruptly answers, “I WAS FINE UNTIL I BECAME A SUSPECT FOR MY HUSBANDS MURDER.” Troy, begins to sweat as he doesn’t know how to handle the situation. “It just doesn’t make sense Troy; it just doesn’t make sense. Why is a lowly boy like you trying to ruin the life of the Queen how does nothing but right by her people? Hmm?” Troy begins to answer, “well your majes-” “I don’t care for your explanation Troy, I really don’t! I just have one important question to ask you…how did you know?” Troy puzzled simply asks, “excuse me?” The queen responds “how did you know I’m at fault for all of this? This was my plan all along?… you know what Troy, it doesn’t matter because there not one chance that you’ll EVER be able to prove that slimy old man innocent and when you fail, your head will be next in line for the guillotine…”

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25 Leave a comment on paragraph 25 0 Historical Fiction Pt 3


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