Next week, I have a short story coming out as part of a collective called The Alvarium Experiment, around the theme of Masters Revisited.
For the collection, each author is taking a classic work of fiction and putting a speculative fiction twist on it. I chose Jane Eyre.
Jane finally found her happily ever after. But can she remain content as the ghost of Mr. Rochester's first wife haunts her? In this reimagining of Jane Eyre, Bertha has a dark secret she must share, leaving Jane to choose between her independent mind and her soul's yearning for love.
Doesn't this cover just give you chills? The Alvarium Experiment's Charles Cornell really captured the story's tone perfectly.
Jane Eyre is more than a story to me. It's a mirror. Every time I pick it up, my assessment of Jane as a character, her life's events, and her unusual relationship with Mr. Rochester leaves me unsettled in a different way than the time before. Thus, reading about Jane also tells me how much I have changed since the last time.
Which made it all the more fun to play with for this story. What do you think of Jane Eyre?
More details to come as the release nears!