L.W. Flouisa's picture
L.W. Flouisa from Tennessee is reading More Murakami September 11, 2014 - 10:51am

I'm still a little unsure what you would call a historical setting that doesn't focus on figures like Abe Lincoln or anything like that. But rather on the every day life of the lower low class. Not just holes in my boots lower class, but my shoes made out of wood lower class.

My settings (when I'm pantsing), always end up being this weird Hardian fantasy as if it were rewritten by a Disney Studio. Yea, Jude sing alongs without the sing alongs. Ok singing dear doesn't count.

This was an akward story to write, as it's more like a dual narrative. The first story is a story about the last days before a child dies of Turboculoses in the mid 19th century, and the other flash fiction is a sequel about the family moving to an actual neighborhood and meeting a girl that sort of looks like their (now dead) daughter.

I'm not sure how it's going to turn out on editing.

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Jed Jones September 16, 2014 - 4:01am

I would call it genre historical fiction, which is already overcrowded with lah-de-dah bourgeois soap operas without you exluding your story just because it's about the real lives of the poor and the way they were treated by said toffs. You're in the esteemed company of writers like Winston Graham, author of Poldark.