With a prompt like that, how could I not write a story? The tricky part is this: when I write something outside of the Niniers, it’s always Cera. But Cera doesn’t time travel; she world hops.
This is where I fudge things a bit. You see, time passes differently depending on the world. It might seem like a normal 24-hour day while she’s on the world, but that could be five annuals on Chikara (Cera’s home world) or only an hour.
So, it’s not really time travel, because it’s not really our world. Or is it?
Cera winds up on the banks of the Rio Grande, east of Brownsville, Texas. The month is May, and the year 1865…
I’ve bumped this yet-to-be-named Cera Chronicle to highest-priority-WIP status, since the challenge starts in a week. I doubt it’ll be polished, and it won’t be complete, but we’ll see if I can generate about 500 words of interesting hook to entice the judges. I’ve never written a historical before, so we’ll see how well I do at adhering to facts.
Primary considerations: What was expected of women’s behavior in 1865? What was women’s fashion? What tropes are related to the civil war? What would 1865 world have to offer Cera as a potential cure for her dad?
Are you participating in Elizabeth’s challenge? Have you tried writing a historical? What do you know about the year 1865?