Of How It All Ends Taken
Setting: 1920s Prohibition America, New York City
America was the land of opportunity, of dreams, and immigrants flooded to the new land—in desperation, in want of hope, penniless and emotionally starved—to start a life anew. Chances were taken, but once through the gates of Ellis Island, once through the stations of inspection, one did not always find themselves welcomed, and it became a struggle to survive. No better was it than the homelands.
Violence escalated in Hell’s Kitchen…
Warehouses stored bootleg whiskey…
Crime became rampant.
Aibhlinn was Irish, a washer woman, and she resided in an overcrowded tenant house with her siblings as they attempt to make ends meet.
Her brother was a boxer, once a soldier for the IRA, and his past never escaped him. Deadly, he could be, when required. His promoter, an Irish crime lord, asked him to take a fall in a match. It was during this meeting in which she would meet her future suitor for the Irish crime lord had a business partner with him: a well groomed self-made gentleman, a former immigrant, a Sicilian.
Lust, obsession and jealousy never knew mankind to be reasonable. The Sicilian would want Aibhlinn, would have her, and their worlds would collide.
Romance there would be chased by hardships, and blossoms of appreciation followed by tragedy.
Notes: Looking for a partner (gender not important) to write from the point-of-view of the Sicilian. Looking to explore the themes of lust, obsession and jealousy; the rise from poverty, or the making of the American dream and the possible threats of losing it all; violence; pregnancy or the risk of; cultural differences etc.
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