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A Marriage Has Been Arranged
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Frances
Dec 4, 2015
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In the tv show "Vikings", the French princess becomes betrothed to the viking Rollo. The match is against her will but will help preserve their country from the invaders. copyright protection263PENANAaQsOxTnWu1

Using this as inspiration, write a historical story about a couple who are put together in an arranged, political marriage. It can be in Medieval Europe, feudal Japan, Ancient Egypt, Victorian England, whatever.copyright protection263PENANAhCvi9x3gDS

- It must be written in first person from the perspective of one of the partners.copyright protection263PENANA4CIJqCd6PW

- Explore more than just the romantic implications of such a match, look at what is seen to be gained politically or materially from the marriage.copyright protection263PENANAdZNFNlzbh3

- Explore any moral dilemma behind it as well, like a conflicted groom who feels guilt for forcing an unwilling bride into marriage. Or maybe a bride who has given her heart elsewhere but concedes to marrying a man who isn't her beloved.copyright protection263PENANAcyGIRQgV6T

- 500 word minimumcopyright protection263PENANANbvvVW782X

- Let's keep it PG-13 folks.copyright protection263PENANA5gWSVKevVv

Pieces will be judged on originality and quality of work. Good luck!   copyright protection263PENANAz83fRV57Qc

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Bluemoon Scriptor - Does the entry have to be historically based? Or can I make up an arrangement between peoples who probably didn't exist? 
2 years agoreply

Frances - It can be a fictional couple, preferably historical fiction though. The majority of modern arranged marriages aren't usually so forced.
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