Three people with three different perspectives live through the First Crusade siege of Nicaea.
Submission for Historical Fiction Spring 2013 Smackdown, Round 2. For this round, we had to write a story set during the Crusades, using 4 of 8 pictures and 3 of nine quotes.
Time Period: First Crusade
Pictures: 4 (blond boy with a letter), 5 (Hobbits - I mean travellers - in a mountain pass), 8 (A young woman defending the walls of her city through the power of awesomeness), 11 (a fight in a square - specifically, that square down the street from Rick's Cafe Americain in 'Casablanca', the one Ugarte dies in)
2. “Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.”
3. “A sure death, zero chance on success. What are we waiting for?”
6. "You're afraid of what might happen, but I'm afraid of what is happening."