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Daily Prompt #9

“Freedom is a burden. You should be glad I took it away from you,” he growled at as he pushed her back in line. His voice butchering the only language she’d ever known and his rough hands on her shoulders sending fear down her spine. She stared at him, defiance shining from her eyes, even… Read More Daily Prompt #9

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Daily Prompt #8

“I am not above slashing my own tires to avoid going to this family brunch,” I grumbled under my breath as I sat down in the passenger seat. “What?” my older brother turned to me from the driver’s seat, a question in his eyes. “Nothing, Ian,” I smiled forcefully, while my mind swarmed with bitter… Read More Daily Prompt #8

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Daily Prompt #7

The dank smell of the city permeated my senses. The co-mingling of blood, urine, and coal the only scents to reach my nose for months. I remembered the days outside The Wall. Ma always baked a cake, at least once a week, and pa came home smelling like sweet grass. My nails dug into my… Read More Daily Prompt #7

History, How to Write Historical Fiction

Don’t Modernize Historical Characters (too much)

One of my BIGGEST pet peeves in reading historical fiction, especially works that are not historical novels (if you’d like to read about that click here), are characters who are basically 21st century people put into the past. via GIPHY I understand that in some sense historical fiction, like all modern writing, is a reflection of… Read More Don’t Modernize Historical Characters (too much)

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Daily Prompt #6

She looked at him with effervescent green eyes that seemed to sear his soul Yet, she didn’t say a word. He waited, until the silence was almost too much to bear, before asking once more, “Where are you from?” Her head tilted, her white-blonde hair spilling over her shoulder. He followed her direction and saw… Read More Daily Prompt #6

History, How to Write Historical Fiction

Historical Fiction and its Sub-genres (Part I)

By far historical fiction is my favorite genre. I always reach for it, whether it be an epic western, a historical mystery, or a dramatic medieval story. Historical fiction comes in many different subgenres, a few of which I will expand upon here.   Historical Romance The Historical Novel Historical Mystery Time Travel Alternative History… Read More Historical Fiction and its Sub-genres (Part I)

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Daily Prompt #5

August 7th, 1888 London, England My revolver, found by the East End docks, digs into my spine, a reassuring nuisance. The sky casts violet shadows surround me, as does the life I thought I’d left behind. Yet, the whispers of the dark streets and the characters who haunt them have called me out.  I pull… Read More Daily Prompt #5