Historical Fiction Part 6

December 20, 2018 |  Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Historical Fiction Part 6

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 EXCERPT 6 FROM PIECE:

17 Leave a comment on paragraph 17 0 “Okay Robespierre, I’m intrigued. How do I access this power from now on? I don’t even know how it works.” Troy states as he sits there methodically. “Well my good boy, it’s fairly simple. So long as you’re asleep, your power takes over…and from there you have control of what comes next. Did you notice it only happens when you’re ‘dreaming’…that’s because you’re not really dreaming, you’re really traveling through time and space.” Troy is more surprised as ever and begins to pace as he is curious what his next step should be. “Okay Robespierre, let’s go back…I’m ready.” “What is it you’re ready for son?” “I’m ready to kill the king.”

18 Leave a comment on paragraph 18 0 Troy now gets ready to lay back in his bed and close his eyes just before he feels a sudden shock befall him. Troy opens his eyes to realize he’s no longer in his apartment but now sitting in a chair back in the court room during the French Revolution. “wowwww…that was different. I guess knowing what happens allows me to know WHEN it’s happening now.” As he sits in the court room, Troy begins to watch the trial unfold. The King is under a lot of scrutiny and it’s as if he doesn’t have chance to even beg for his life. Just before he is about to be sentenced to his own execution, Troy stands up and shouts: “give him one more day or at least give him one more meal…he deserves that!!” Listening to his suggestions, the King is granted one last meal.

19 Leave a comment on paragraph 19 0 As the room adjourns, Troy notices that Robespierre begins to follow the King’s royal guard quietly. Troy curious as to what Robespierre has planned, begins to follow suit. Once in the Kings corridor Troy realizes that the guards are all dead and the King is now tied up in his chair. “Your majesty!” Troy runs over to the King. “Who did this to you??” As he begins to untie the King he feels a sharp object begin to run down his neck. “Troy my boy, it’d be wise of you to stop what you’re doing and step away from the King son.” Troy immediately freezes, takes a deep breath, and starts to back away from the King. “I knew you were lying to me boy; I just knew it. But then you go and try to let the King escape…now that’s just inexcusable son. Now we got to figure out what to do with you.” “I wasn’t going to let him escape, honest. I was just trying to unt—” “Shut it!” Robespierre punches Troy straight in the face. “Now boy, you’re gonna sit here and watch as I kill the King and there is nothing you or ANYONE can do about it.” Troy knowing that this isn’t right and panicking shouts in desperation… “WAIT!! I have an idea – you said that it is your legacy to take over the throne…well what if it still is? That doesn’t mean you have to kill the King.” Troy begins to monologue as gets up and inches closer to Robespierre. “You’re right Robespierre, you ARE the rightful heir to the throne. This worthless piece of a man, has brought dishonor not only to the crown but to France for too long…” Robespierre now looking into the sky in agreeance, pondering his first steps as King, while he forgets that Troy is up and now right behind him. As he continues to speak, Troy grabs Robespierre blade out from his grasp and points it at him.

20 Leave a comment on paragraph 20 0 “Well Robespierre, now you have to make a choice. Do we let the King walk or do I kill you?” Laughing violently, Robespierre begins to respond, “oh my poor boy, I do applaud your attempts to reconcile your first shot at saving the King as well as yourself…but do you honestly think that I’ve gotten this far by being careless??…Men!” Suddenly from the shadows comes a handful of men. “Troy my boy, meet your ancestry…Robespierre’s of the past meet our dimwitted future and CEASE HIM.” Troy tries to escape but just gets captured by two of his ancestors. Now locked in arms with these men, Robespierre states: “you know Troy, this could’ve been something good. We could’ve changed the COURSE OF HISTORY! We could have had the longest reign of terror that the world has ever seen…in fact maybe we will. Now that I have you where I want you – us Robespierre’s will just control your powers.” Troy replies, “No don’t, I will comply, I’ll kill the King…” “No my boy…it’s too late for you” responds Robespierre. Realizing there’s no reasoning with him, Troy makes one final rash decision. “Fine Robespierre. You win. If rewriting history is what you want…rewriting history is what you’re going to get.” Troy breaks free of the men and in one swift motion spins with his sword slicing each of their necks. As they grab their necks gasping for air, Troy charges at Robespierre. Robespierre shocked at this whole situation begins to struggle drawing his weapon when all of a sudden Troy stabs his straight through his chest and utters “Now you’ll never have power.” Once again laughing, robepierre responds to Troy, “my boy…no matter how many times you kill me, I’ll always come back through YOU.” Troy shocked, begins to think until finally… “well if that’s the case…it’s the end of the line for me too!” as Troy begins to draw his sword again Robespierre pleads with him “Troy. Wait. No. please don’t do this. Please! THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU’RE SACRIFICING!” and just like that Robespierre begins to vanish as Troy looks down to his chest to see his blade struck through his heart. He knew if he were to stay alive then Robespierre would continue his evil scheme so just like that he decided to end his life and change the world….

21 Leave a comment on paragraph 21 0 ****GHhhhhhhhuuuhh**** Troy wakes up and begins to immediately check for scars and blood and finds neither. “What in the world was that?!” Troy is now completely shocked begins to look around his apartment and notice one thing in particular. “Isnt this the Chinese I ate a couple days ago…why is it still so hot?” Troy looks around and begins to take another bite when he notices a note hanging from the bag his food was in. “attention, be wary of how much you consume as it may cause hallucinations – we are currently under investigation but this issue should be resolved soon…we thank you for your business. Eat up and Enjoy!”  “Holy shit…this was all a dream…go figure…go figure…”


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