The Scarlet, Wide Road

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Historical Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
The Scarlet, Wide Road: A historical fiction short-story about the Nicaraguan Revolution led by Augusto César Sandino in 1927. I am including citations to back up the historical accuracy. This is actually a story I wrote for a university class on South American history. The events are real, but I own the characters and story. I will upload the story in several chapters.

It is actually a short-story but for this story, which has chapters, the book format works best.

Let me know what you think. Let me know if there are any glaring spelling errors.

Table of Contents

Dream of a Revolution

Submitted: August 25, 2019

  by L.E. Belle ~Chapter 1~   Here we met under the blazing sky, set to fire with rage and with strife... Read Chapter

Three Dreamers

Submitted: August 25, 2019

~Chapter 2~ Summer of 1927; a poor, rural village in Nicaragua. “Come now, Melchior I will race you to the general store. If yo... Read Chapter

Cebrián and the Colonel

Submitted: August 26, 2019

~Chapter 3~ The truck rattled down the city streets as Sombra spun his head around looking at the towering buildings and the crowde... Read Chapter

The Scarlet, Wide Road

Submitted: August 26, 2019

~Chapter 4~  Melchior and Sombra had not heard from Cebrián for nearly three weeks since he walked off with Colonel Zembra. M... Read Chapter

Melchior and Sombra Flee

Submitted: August 26, 2019

~Chapter 5~ Melchior frantically tossed Sombra's few belongings into a tattered leather knapsack. Sombra still lay asleep in the be... Read Chapter

Cebrián Learns of the Escape

Submitted: August 26, 2019

~Chapter 6~ “Cebrián,” Colonel Zembra started as he paced back in forth in the small room, “can you recite the seventh pledg... Read Chapter

A Welcoming Stranger

Submitted: August 26, 2019

~Chapter 7~ By nightfall, Melchior’s gelding was exhausted, and Sombra had the chills as well as coughing fits that lasted for thre... Read Chapter

The Hunted

Submitted: August 26, 2019

~Chapter 8~ When dawn broke, Cenobia arose from her chair and lunged for her rifle. She listened to the distant sound of hoofbeats ... Read Chapter

The New Dreamers

Submitted: August 27, 2019

~Chapter 9~ Melchior knew Cebrián would do whatever it took to please Colonel Zembra and prove that he was a true revolutionary in... Read Chapter

Epilogue

Submitted: August 27, 2019

~Chapter 10~ Cebrián went his way, and I went my way with Melchior by my side. We left each other there on the scarlet, wide road ... Read Chapter