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“If you go to Gettysburg and take the time, maybe take a tour, maybe just drive around, read some of the monuments, read some of the plaques, you will come away changed.” – Jeff Sharra
Now that the government shutdown is over and the National Parks are open again, history buffs are rejoicing. And at Gettysburg, it’s just in time for the celebrations marking the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg address. Check out a guest post I wrote for The History Girl about my visit to the Gettysburg battlefields last year.
I am a pretty big history nerd and the Civil War happens to be one of my areas of interest. Three years ago, I had the opportunity to walk the battlefields at Manassas on our way through Virginia on vacation and last summer I was finally able to hike around Little Round Top and other areas I’ve read so much about. Whether it be in novels, history books, or the surviving first hand accounts, walking the fields that have been preserved, seeing the bullet holes that remain in the bricks of the buildings, it makes what you read tangible. Continue reading
It is the same story that I had started serializing here on this blog so the first few chapters will seem familiar to anyone who already read some on here (it is also why I have removed them from this blog at least for the time being). I have made some changes to the story and will be adding to it, so long as it is read and up-voted enough to keep it going.
Juke Pop Serials is actually a fascinating little community that I stumbled upon a few weeks ago and it is definitely something I recommend everyone check out. So many genres, so many aspiring writers, such a cool concept. I’ll be trying to post chapters once a week (though it might wind up closer to every two weeks depending on my workload and deadlines for jobs).
Here’s the summary for the story overall:
If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to meet yourself ten years down the line, you might want to think again. Anastasia finds that out when she bumps into Stacy, herself from ten years into the future. Anastasia must figure out a way to get Stacy home and must learn how to live with her in the mean time.
And here’s a little teaser about the first chapter:
Anastasia and Stacy meet and Stacy begs for Anastasia’s help.