Wadadli Pen Challenge Prompt – Writing History with a Little Romance

This article got me thinking of historical romances, and how sometimes the setting says one thing but the story is wrapped in modern sensibilities (attitudes to love and romance being the one highlighted in the blog). It would make for an interesting challenge, I think; read the blog, research a particular time in history or maybe you’ve already done the research (history students I’m looking at you), and set a story involving romance in that time. The nature of the romance is up to you, but keep in mind the power dynamics between genders in that time; keep in mind the social conventions in that time with respect to romance between people of different races or of the same sex and be consistent with the times in your storytelling. It’s a challenging challenge, are you up for it?

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