Wednesday, February 07, 2007

The Contest!

It is the goal of many a puny human to leave their mark on the universe. Now you have your chance! Enter to win the "What Would Charlotte Call It?" contest and win a valuable prize! Charlotte, of course, referring to Charlotte Brontë, one of the fine later practitioners of the gothic (with perhaps the most well known among her works being Jane Eyre but by no means alone in its esteem among her ouevre).

Your quest: Name the serial novel I have been writing in the "gothic renaissance" style with a suitable moniker and win a place in history.

Your prize: Being a character in the book!

Yes, you can live on in (in)famy as a literary character. How great is that? But what's that you say? You don't want your name to appear in the pages due to inordinate modesty? Well, your prize can also be naming a character to honor a past relative, a forgotten dance master, or even your cat. You also get to choose whether your character perishes horribly or helps the heroine out at a key juncture.

To enter, simply post your entry below as a comment. Enter early and often! The final choice will be my own capricious one, so there is no guarantee of fairness, and I may be wickedly influenced by gifts of choclate and laudanum. But the opportunity is all yours --



The Queen said...

Alrighty, then- my feeble attempts:

*An Unending Roundabout of Politeness


*Lord Mangrove's Death

*The Rejection of Arthur Boylett (or Dejection)

Cranky Yankee said...

Here's a few...

How The Upper-Class Lives

The Mangrove Legacy

The Adventures of Alice in Prat-land

The Shallow and The Witless

English Nobility for Dummies

I think I can come up with a few more...stop me when you've heard enough. :-)

C. Margery Kempe said...

Oooh -- I'm liking what I'm hearing so far! This is going to be difficult.

The Queen said...

I found a lovely cocktail mix called

Dark Heavenly Dreams & Desires

It's made with chocolate & laudanum. Would you like a crate?

There was a less fabulous one called

It's Going Straight to My Hips, But Somehow I Just Don't Care

C. Margery Kempe said...

Oooh, yes! Sign me up for a crate or two.

The Queen said...

Ok, then - off to order at Crate-of-Laudanum-a-Month club....

Anonymous said...

The Echo on the Moors

Crispinus said...

(A) The Tribulations of Elizabeth Jane

(B) Alice's Delicate Condition

(C) Kidnapped, A Serial

(D) The Haunting of Mangrove

Unknown said...

Alice's Adventures in Austenland

Alice Mangrove and the Series of Unfortunate Events

The Peripatetic Education of Miss Alice Mangrove

The Rich and the Dim