Dashed off an easy 3000 words following Robert and Jean through the streets of Paris. The Commune's about had it. My long-term dream is coming true, though. A connected narrative setting out themes of the Commune. The difference between straight history and historical fiction is like that between poetry and music. History rhymes, has rhythm. But historical fiction sings in tune! Writing resembles composing a symphony (how would I know! I merely imagine).