(AH) The Civil War ravaged lives, pitting brother against brother: countryman against countryman. Cousins and best friends, Eric Northman and William Compton are on different sides of history, and their situation is only complicated further—by a Southern Belle named Sookie Stackhouse. (This story was originally written for American Android’s Historical Fiction contest, and I am proud to report that it won the contest! Thanks to all who voted for it!)
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All publicly recognized characters are the sole property of their creators. No copyright infringement is intended. Historical figures and situations have been included in this fiction; however, the truth has been supplemented and shifted at times—in order to accommodate the fiction. Such is life—right? One quoted line—from Robert E. Lee—has been indicated in bold.
The American Civil War era
MA–for depictions of battle
My trusty beta, Kleannhouse (for helping me eliminate my overlooked errors and for making suggestions that make my work stronger)
My amazing creative consultant, Sephrenia (for helping me visualize certain images and moments)
For winning the contest, I was awarded this lovely banner, made by the contest’s host American Android.
Many thanks to her!
(Best All-Human Story–Nominee)
The Marks Within .pdf Above is the completed .pdf for this story. I hope that--if you read the story using this .pdf--you will return here later to let me know what you think. I love getting feedback! Best,