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Set in the French Revolution, this story is about a man with his family, facing the dangers of The Committee and the guillotine.
By Tucker Haase
A story about a misunderstood thief, who makes a dire mistake, and suffers gravely for it. He'll only be remembered by one person.
By Towers Of Academe
A change at the top in France
A second. That's all it takes.
Katie Hamilton's life hasn't been great, but it hasn't been horrible. She grew up in a big house with a big family and nice things. Tragedy struck when she was in her late teens and her mother died suddenly in a skiing accident. But time goes on, and she moved...
A man who is sentenced to death.
Short Story | Updated Oct 22, 2011 | Reads: 49 | Comments: 2 | Likes: 2
By Bangkok Dan
It is my opinion of the state of the U.S. and the world, beginning with our penchant for bloody war. I believe that greed is ruining this country and that the U.S. government is no longer of the people, by the people and for the people. And I end with a cheer for the French revolutionaries.
By Bella Everdeen
"The night was cold and icy, the guillotine looked dreary, the blood stained the blade itself, gleaming in the moonlight. I shivered. I saw the fear in the womanâ€™s eyes before the blade collided with her soul, and dignity..."
1794. Men and Women in distress, the guillotine slashing away...
Short Story | Updated Nov 28, 2009 | Reads: 6 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 0
By Aleksander Azrael
A poem about casting off the fears and doubts of moving on and soaring into a new life.
Poetry | Updated May 26, 2008 | Reads: 2 | Comments: 6 | Likes: 6
I really do not know, I was reading Shakespeare and tried to write Old English style. And learning about the guillotining and such, I just wrote this down.
Poetry | Updated Apr 27, 2007 | Reads: 15 | Comments: 0 | Likes: 4