Place: Montgomery, Alabama
As everyone knows, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on the bus for a white man, thus making history with her defiance and arrest.
However, back in March of that same year–and in the same place of Montgomery, Alabama–a young teen by the name of Claudette Colvin had already done this. She had refused relinquish her seat for a white person, and as a consequence, was arrested.
Columbine, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook. These schools know the grief and sorrow that domestic terrorism brings. However, 72 years before Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold fired their first shots into their student peers, a disgruntled man by the name of Andrew Kehoe detonated bombs in the Bath Consolidated School on May 18th, 1927, killing over 40 people–including 38 school children.
Bath School after the detonation. Image from Wikimedia Commons
To read the prologue, you can find it here
It wasn’t every day that a middle class couple was executed in America. But then again, it wasn’t every day that you get two spies convicted of selling atomic secrets to the Soviets.
The Rosenbergs were the hot subject in Charley’s Bar: a place where men usually came to drink and smoke their troubles silently away. A frequent downtown goer would’ve noticed that us boys were completely distracted from our daily hobbies. Hell, even the cigarette smoke wasn’t all that bad. If anything was in the norm, we all still sipped away at our drinks while having arguments about the matter.
Writing can be difficult for someone starting out. For the beginner getting into fiction writing, here are a few tips:
Establish a Setting
As someone who critiques on Wattpad, too often do I see characters just dropped into an empty world. There are places the character goes to, but those places are never described. This is where descriptions come in handy. What does your character’s house look like? What season is it? Is the character in a small town or a large city?
Back in 2012, I stumbled upon this site called Wattpad. It’s a place where authors can post their original and fictional stories to their heart’s content. Me, who already had like, 20 different writing accounts open on many different sites, decided to add Wattpad to the mix. I filled out my profile and got to work writing.