Chapter 11. (You Don't) The night made its way through the twinkling gushers that exploded in the sky, shining down far brighter than half of the lampposts on the streets. The traffic lights wavered down the way as Diane glanced back to the sky; she thought she could see Jupiter as well. An interesting endeavor … Continue reading Among the Arisen. Chapter XI.
Chapter 10. (She Awoke) She looked down at the foreign object, and brushed her foot by it. Finally, she spoke. “What’s the deal?” The man shook his head, and then smiled lightly, “You know… You know…” He paused, and put a finger upon his lips. What was he going to say? Know what? She clung … Continue reading Among the Arisen. Chapter X.
A/N: Long chapter that was long overdue. Chapter 9. (Origin) “On time,” the third figure revealed himself, his face covert, “have you considered what I said?” Both women looked at each other, uncomfortably. “Well?” “Yes!” The second woman bellowed, the first one only brushed away a hair. “I considered what you’ve said, and my answer … Continue reading Among the Arisen. Chapter IX.
Excerpt Title #1: Oh Wait, Which One? Thornfield was in ruins. The vestiges took over any essence of the surrounding relics that Jane herself once encountered. Her furtive master once resided here from time to time, haughty, and while some would say impertinent, Mr. Rochester was more incisive. Ah, she had found herself here in the … Continue reading Jane Eyre. Alternate Universe Excerpts.
Chapter 8. (Alone) Rewritten. The ridge of a dark tree branch clasped her sight, as she turned; she grabbed something from the compartment of her car, rummaging around the torn bills, to pull out five dollars. She handed it to the toll collector, and as she did, the gates opened their maul like twigs, the … Continue reading Among the Arisen. Chapter VIII.
Chapter 7. (Back Again) Rewritten. At a quarter to twelve, bridging the bundle of light that was comely upon the display of a red wood dresser, there was a knock on her door. Diane, dressed in a denim black sweater that was friable to the array from the window, those beams that were persistently worldly, … Continue reading Among the Arisen. Chapter VII.
Chapter 6. (I'll Leave) Rewritten. It was 12:00 PM, as she rolled over in bed, taking in the avast of light shimmering from her window; it glossed gently over her eyes. She blinked a few times. God, I’m tired. She rolled over, clutching to her blanket as she folded it off of her. Today would … Continue reading Among the Arisen. Chapter VI.
Chapter 5. (Guess Who?) She looked down, her furtive eyebrows lurking the distant patches of blanched grass. Time to make a decision. “I know what’s going to happen now and I have no choice at this point.” There were only two figures among the meeting; different from last time, but more inclined to pragmatism. “I’ll … Continue reading Among the Arisen. Chapter V.
Chapter 4. (An Intervention) The immortality of a moment severed Diane’s hands. The book rubbed against the skin of her palms, pushing its carved edges, corners sharp and emaciated. Blankly, the book held itself together just as the years before. The first few pages were deemed discreet in the aspects of describing this occurrence, the … Continue reading Among the Arisen. Chapter IV.
Chapter 3. (The Book) The second woman glanced down slightly, while a noise scattered in the distance, “I never meant for this to happen–never was my intention to do that. However, you have only yourself to blame if you think I coerced you here.” “I… I don’t care. If it weren’t for you, this wouldn’t … Continue reading Among the Arisen. Chapter III.
Chapter 2. (I Told You Not To Go). Twenty Years Earlier It was the evening of the official Winter break before Diane would be prepping to return home from college. She rented an apartment near the campus, a five-minute drive approximately, opting out of the option of sharing a dorm with roommates. Things were going … Continue reading Among the Arisen. Chapter II.
Chapter 1. (It's Been Years). Synopsis: The darkened path that becomes is not without a price tag. How much can one take before it gets too much--before it consumes them into their entirety? When Diane discovers that she has a supernatural ability (or not...), her life takes everyone into a turn for the worst. Diane … Continue reading Among the Arisen. Chapter I and Prelude.