June 17th, 2010

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FK Fanfic: "True to Life"

This was my match story for the May 2010 fkficfest ficathon.  My thanks to wiliqueen for her prompt, in which Nick "has seen artistic revolutions come and go, and has his own perspective on the group of young people calling themselves the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood."  My thanks also to [personal profile] havocthecat and natmerc for beta-reading, swiftly and on-target.

The opportunity to sweep Nick and his concerns into this milieu was delightfully consuming.  The request to include real historical figures as supporting characters was a new challenge for me, and I learned a lot about balancing historical precision with storytelling momentum.  I have increased respect for those who do it well!

  •   Title: "True to Life" (also on AO3)
  •   Length: 14,644 words
  •   Date: Posted to fkficfest on May 16, 2010; not yet posted to FKFic-L
  •   Rating: PG-13 (gen)
  •   Summary: Janette visits Nick in his life on the edge of the Pre-Raphaelite circle; with her comes everything he is trying to escape.
  •   Setting: 1857 London
  •   Characters:   Nick, Janette, Others
  •   Quotation: "How often had he truly rescued her, and how often had he unwittingly used her as bait -- or had she used herself?"

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