Project 2 – Historical Fiction Continues

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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.

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3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 PROMPT

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5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 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

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9 Leave a comment on paragraph 9 0 TITLE – Losing Your Head

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11 Leave a comment on paragraph 11 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

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15 Leave a comment on paragraph 15 0 OTHER TIDBITS

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18 Leave a comment on paragraph 18 0 PRELIMINARY CHARACTERS:

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26 Leave a comment on paragraph 26 0 As the story develops, more characters will come into play and be added to the list of Characters

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28 Leave a comment on paragraph 28 0 EXCERPT 2 FROM PIECE:

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30 Leave a comment on paragraph 30 0 “I don’t know why you think this is even SLIGHTLY a possibility Troy…” Robespierre says as Troy who is now sitting in a wooden chair that appears to have one leg shorter than the other and rocking. “What evidence could you showcase that would prove otherwise for this man’s life or rather to prove Marie Antoinette guilty?” Troy, who is once again baffled at the notion that he somehow landed back in the 1700’s, is struggling to find an answer to give Robespierre. “well, you see…I have this feeling– ” Immediately filled with rage, Maximilien responds, “ Are you kidding me?!?! A FEELING!?… I postponed the execution of one our most atrocious leaders of all time simply on your feeling! This will not do, I’m going to go back out there and let the execution recommence.” “ NO! WAIT! I do know one thing…” says Troy, who is simply stalling at this point, knowing well that he doesn’t have any clue as to why he believes King Louis XVI is innocent. He continues to stall until it hits him as if he knew all along, “…hold on, what about the time the King use the money from the government and ordered all that jewelry? You and I both know that the King was never into jewelry or amenities of that sort until a certain event transpired.”

31 Leave a comment on paragraph 31 0 Robespierre begins to pace back and forth in his quarters, debating whether or not the information Tory stated is true. “I’ve always had my skepticisms regarding the Kings decisions on spending the governments money, but I never thought to accuse the Queen for his lavish spending…if she had a hand in the spending of his money, I wonder what else she could have influenced this whole time!” He continues to pace back and forth extremely conflicted about the current predicament. “What are you thinking Max? I know that this is a lot to take in especially in the midst of an execution that’s been in the works for weeks.” Robespierre stops pacing and stands upright at his desk and simply looks out the window before saying, “We must stop this execution. We need to do what’s right and prove the King innocent!” Robespierre then slams his fists on his desk and the shock rumbled the whole room immediately frightening Tory, whom immediately wakes from his deep sleep.

32 Leave a comment on paragraph 32 0 “Huhhhhh” As Troy wakes from his slumber he hears a large banging on his front door. He gingerly walks over to the door still in pain from his first adventure of the night. He opens the door only to see his boss Greg, standing at the door extremely frustrated. “ ARE YOU KIDDING ME RIGHT NOW BOULE?! YOU’RE STILL IN YOUR DAMN PAJAMAS?! DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT TIME IT IS!?” puzzled, Troy begins to look around for the clock and says “its six o’clock and I don’t have to be in till eight, what’s the issue right now?” Even more agitated now Greg continues to yell, “SIX O’CLOCK PM YOU IMBESCILE!!” Beyond surprised, Troy immediately begins to apologize to his boss and explains to him what happened the night before. “Greg, I’m sorry. I had no idea what time it was. I got home late last night from the hospital and I guess I was still feeling the effects of the meds they put me on before they released me. MAYBE THAT’S WHY THIS KEEPS HAPPENING!!” Confused, but understanding of the situation after looking at Troy’s wrist to see the hospital bracelet still on his arm Greg asks, “why what keeps happening?” “oh nothing, just some crazy dreams…I’m sorry I missed work today, it won’t happen again.” Apologetic, Greg begins to leave, “not a problem Troy, I’m sorry for getting so heated. If there’s anything you need just let me or anyone down at the office know. Take the rest of the week and heal up, don’t need you in pain and miserable at work. Have a good night.” “Thanks Greg, good night.”

33 Leave a comment on paragraph 33 0 While Greg continues down the hall and out of the apartment building, Troy begins to talk to himself, “Woah! That was insane. Could that really be the reason why I keep having these out of life experiences? Maybe its medication?? No– I didn’t have any the first two times…regardless I just had a conversation with MAXIMILIEN ROBESPIERRE! Oh my god! Wait…but what about the King? I need to do some digging; I need to uncover what exactly went wrong and caused the people to blame him for France’s downfall. I don’t understand why in the world I am so convinced that this is all Marie Antoinette fault. What is connecting me to this timeline?!” Excited but still confused, Troy begins to get dressed and head out to the library to do some research on the French Revolution and Marie Antoinette.

34 Leave a comment on paragraph 34 0 As Troy approaches the library he notices something peculiar… “This building looks extremely familiar. I feel like I was just here actually, that’s so odd. Maybe its déjà vu? I don’t know.” He continues to walk around checking the library out especially now that he realizes its late and the Library closed two hours ago. While he is surveying the area, he picks up on another odd phenomenon, he can’t get rid of this crazy feeling he’s getting in his gut and his shoulder begins thriving in pain again. He looks left and then looks right to which he sees an alley between two buildings…


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