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Charlotte Brontë

Green As It Grows by Significantowl

'"People who look out of windows into the blackness of night are not in search of innocence," he murmured. "They chase the lurid," his mouth slipped lower, "the fantastical," and lower still, "why should we not give it to them?"' This vignette features perfect voices, especially for Rochester, and manages the tricky task of remaining exquisitely in character, even as the content moves well beyond where Jane Eyre treads

[Added 04/10/2013; Romance/Erotica; 1000-2500; Charlotte Brontë]

'I would not be you for a kingdom' by Jane Carnall

'...When I was eighteen I had men at my feet, dying for one glance from my eye. I was so lovely that even other women were fond of me. I was accustomed to indulgence and admiration. I tell you, my dear, that look of amusement from Lucy Snowe piqued me.' An acute portrait of Ginevra Fanshawe, sympathetic without diminishing her faults (Villette)

[Added 28/02/2014; Romance/Erotica; 2500-6000; Charlotte Brontë]

Mission by Solvent90

'There were curious scarlet flowers in the trees, some of which fallen underfoot and lay vivid as red silk in the black mud.' Evocative, sensual writing characterises this brief peek at an alternative ending for Jane Eyre. I love the way the piece echoes the original despite the very different setting

[Added 10/11/2008; Drama; 1000-2500; Charlotte Brontë]