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 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 —