Creating Fiction From History: 3/30/2022


March 30, 2022

The year was 1915. Louisa Jane had just celebrated her eighteenth birthday. Being the only child of Sir Robert and Dalriadan Flockheart, she, of course, had not celebrated in any ordinary way. No, for this daughter of the Lord and Lady, nothing but an all-out ball would do, complete with orchestral music and dancing.

The guests included everyone from the lowest denizens of Waukon to the Chinese ambassador (Viceroy, actually), Li Hung Chang, whom they had shared an ocean voyage with almost 19 years ago. Li's wife Ah Lam (which means Peace) had stayed at home in China. She had been pregnant...

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