My last publication of 2018! “I’d Rather Lose My Head,” a story about Anne Boleyn at the start of King Henry VIII’s courtship, was published in the first issue of the Magazine of History & Fiction.
The Magazine of History & Fiction is one of the few magazines dedicated to historical fiction. It describes itself as follows: “The newest internet based magazine of both Historical Fiction & Historical Nonfiction. H & F also publishes reviews of historical works. H & F was founded with the idea of publishing Historical Fiction & Historical Nonfiction in long-form.The maximum length of the pieces that we publish is 25,000 words.“
Here’s the premise for “I’d Rather Lose My Head“:
In this historical reimagining, Anne Boleyn’s heart aches for what she’s destined to never possess–true love. Her fancy has been captured by the amorous attentions of a courtier named Henry Percy, but a jealous King Henry VIII thwarts their romance through the scheming Cardinal Wolsey. Anne’s fury abounds, unable to recover the love she’s lost, as the tyrannical King ignites his courtship with her, but she won’t give into him so easily. She’d rather lose her head than come to him so willingly.
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