Historical Fiction Part 4

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1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 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.

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 PROMPT

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 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

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 TITLE – Losing Your Head

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 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

8 Leave a comment on paragraph 8 0 OTHER TIDBITS

10 Leave a comment on paragraph 10 0 PRELIMINARY CHARACTERS:

16 Leave a comment on paragraph 16 0 As the story develops, more characters will come into play and be added to the list of Characters

17 Leave a comment on paragraph 17 0 EXCERPT 4 FROM PIECE:

18 Leave a comment on paragraph 18 0 Troy wakes up in a dripping sweat, extremely uneasy and nauseous. It appears that he had only slept for an hour however, he recalls all that occurred in his “dream”. Bewildered at the conversation that he just had with the Queen, Troy’s mind begins to race in an attempt to solve the mystery that is the Queen and her motive. He can’t quite understand why his mind is preventing him to access his “dream memory”. Frustrated and exhausted, Troy begins to give up before he decides to open his laptop and search the local library’s archives for anything related to the Queen and the execution of King Louis XVI. After several hours of research, he begins to put together an argument for the pending trial he appears to face when he reaches his dream state again. Troy, now laying back in his bed, begins to sink deeper and deeper into sleep…

19 Leave a comment on paragraph 19 0 “TROYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!” Screams the King. “I can’t believe you did it! You have scared the Queen! She’s called a meeting to admit to her crimes, and it will begin within the next ten minutes.” Troy, extremely confused, begins to speak with the King on the actions that will take place during this meeting. “Your majesty, how did this all come to fruition exactly? Why did the Queen agree to this?” “Don’t be silly, your evidence is what did the trick Troy. When you confronted her in front of the palace exploiting all of her expenditures as well as her birth certificate and our marriage certificate, she didn’t know what else to do! She started running to try and escape but my guards apprehended her immediately and brought her to my chambers in which we discussed the upcoming meeting.” Troy, still puzzled by this turn of events begins to speak aloud to himself… “How did this happen? Did my psyche just take the information that I researched and implement it? Why did it skip to this point?” Troy had so many questions but no time to answer them as the meeting was about to begin. Troy opens the door to the main hall where there sat the Queen accompanied by several guards.

20 Leave a comment on paragraph 20 0 “Ah, Troy…so nice of you to stop by. I do hope you’ve prepared an adequate argument or else the Kings execution will continue as planned following this meeting.” the Queen states with a tremendous smirk on her face. Troy again begins to sweat as his mind doesn’t recall the information that he had gathered on the Queen. As the people gather in the room, Troy makes his way over to the King one last time in hopes that it will jumpstart his memory before his statement. He gestures over to the King and begins to question him one last time, “Sir, before we put her on trial amongst the people, shouldn’t we go over our evidence?” “Why should we? You’ve got it all figured out and it doesn’t appear that she has come up with any kind of plan of her own, so it seems as though we should not have any issues!” Troy’s heart begins to race as the trial is ready to commence and he doesn’t remember anything in regards to the Queens crimes. When called upon to speak his claim regarding the Queen, Troy begins to walk forward. As he walks, he can feel the glares from each and every single person in the room. He finally reaches the front where both the King and the Queen now sit, accompanied by several guards and Jacobin leader, Maximillen Robespierre. As Troy digs deep searching one last time for anything remotely close to evidence, he begins to feel a sharp pain. Standing there, he looks out toward the King making an effort to speak but nothing seems to come out, all he can feel is this sharp pain. Troy, now incredibly overcome with pain falls to his knees and begins to cough up blood. As he looks around he sees the Queen who appears to have once again, an enormous grin on her face. He then looks down to his abdomen where he feels the pain and sees nothing but blood…blood dripping from the tip of the sword that just pierced his body and once he realizes he may not have another chance to disrupt the Queens plans, Troy tries to speak. “My King…” is all that Troy is able to get out before he loses consciousness.

21 Leave a comment on paragraph 21 0 Troy wakes from his slumber once again dripping in sweat and begins to look around nervously for blood and the wound from his dream when suddenly he sees that his body had been taken care of already…Now, incredibly confused, Troy sits up at his bed to assess the damage done to his body when a figure appears in the shadow behind his television. “Hello Troy…I bet you’re wondering how you’re not dead right now. That would be because of me of course.” The body still hides quietly in the darkness and Troy begins to panic. Reaching for his phone, Troy immediately jump out of his bed, turns on the flashlight to try and see who is this random person hiding in his apartment. As the light shines down on him, the mysterious figure reveals himself, in which Troy responds, “ROBESPIERRE?!”


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