Forgoing Reason--Chasing Love

Forgoing Reason--Chasing Love

Status: In Progress

Genre: Romance

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Status: In Progress

Genre: Romance

Summary

Sera Bryden is the youngest of five children, and utterly different from the rest of her family. Unlike her parents, who are plantation owners, or her siblings, who like to either tease or torment their negro slaves, Sera is kind to them, preferring their company more than those of her own family. Her best friend is Sheilah, a beautiful housemaid who gets targeted more and more by Sera's eldest brother, Seth. With the arrival of five new slaves on the plantation in 1958--including the handsome Joseph--things change more than ever for Sera and for the South, especially with the Civil War right around the corner...

Summary

Sera Bryden is the youngest of five children, and utterly different from the rest of her family. Unlike her parents, who are plantation owners, or her siblings, who like to either tease or torment their negro slaves, Sera is kind to them, preferring their company more than those of her own family. Her best friend is Sheilah, a beautiful housemaid who gets targeted more and more by Sera's eldest brother, Seth. With the arrival of five new slaves on the plantation in 1958--including the handsome Joseph--things change more than ever for Sera and for the South, especially with the Civil War right around the corner...

Prolog (v.1) - Author's Note

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Submitted: February 19, 2019

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This is a story that I've been wanting to write for quite some time, but I never knew just how to start. For one thing, it deals with the sensitive subjects of racism, sexism, slavery, and discrimination, all of which led to war and a time that not many people like to think about nowadays. Certain things, like human dignity, should never be questioned, and yet they were back then, enough for an entire race (well, multiple races, really, though they were all classified as being just 'one') to be enslaved.

This story is definitely a romance at its heart, with, yes, smut along the line--some fluffy and some not so much. There's a good and ugly side to everything, and history is at the top of that list.

I'd like to express right now that some of the racist/sexist/etc. opinions expressed in this story do not at all reflect my own views, but the predominent views of the time--nothing I write will apply to every person who ever lived and whatnot, but I think it'll be clear who the "good guys" and "bad guys" are, let's just say.

Also, WARNING for censored swear words (there are some words that I will not type, so I'll just use the first letter of the words and let others use their imaginations), rapes scenes (few, but I am trying to credit history as semi-accurately as possible), and, of course, many scenes of violence, discrimination, and behaviours that nowadays are rightfully not tolerated anymore.

It's going to be a long haul of a story, but I promise that I'll all be worth it in the end. I will post individual warnings at the beginning of each chapter as an author's note, just in case anyone would like additional warning.

And besides that, for what it's worth, I do hope that people enjoy this story, and believe me when I say that the patience really will pay off for when we get to the sex parts--after all, I want the characters to feel real enough before I have them doing something real enough.

 

All the best,

Silvery_Pen


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