Christmas with Jane Haiku Mini-Challenge Answers

What Word are You?

For all those that took the Christmas with Jane Haiku Mini-Challenge we solute you! Here are the answers matching the correct book to the Haiku it inspired and which three were Sarah’s picks and which three were Veronica’s picks, and consequently which of us wrote what.



Our book titles were:

  1. January: Mr. Darcy, Vampyre by Amanda Grange
  2. March: A Vindication of the Rights of Women by Mary Wollstonecraft
  3. May: Jane Slayre by Sherri Browning Erwin
  4. August: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  5. September: Mansfield Park and Mummies by Vera Nazarian
  6. November: The Mistress’s Black Veil by M. K. Baxley
Our Haiku were:
A)    Condemned to darkness                            B)     Love doesn’t end

         Struggling against passion                                   Despite years shut up

         Committed for life                                                  Behind yards of linen bandages.


C)    Sinful survival                                                 D)     Mother-writer taught

         Surrendered innocence                                        Daughter, men&women aren’t born

         Unified redemption                                                monsters, but made.


E)     Compounding sorrows                               F)     Sharpen silver knives

          Emerging humanity                                               Crazy lives in the attic

          Darkness consumed                                              Playing with fire.

 The correct matches are as follows:  1A, 2D, 3F, 4E, 5B, 6C. Give yourself 10 points for each correct match. 

Then for the bonus of choosing the three favorites of Sarah and the three favorites of Veronica the answers are as follows:  Sarah 2, 3, 5 and Veronica 1, 4, 6. Give yourself 10 points for each correct match on that.

If you scored:

0-30 points then you need a candle in the dark. The sound of the wind is enough to make you scream, and you wouldn’t know a demon from a door mouse. 

40-60 points then you are a monster hunting novice. You know about things like garlic and stakes, but there are more things that stalk the night than are feared by those wearing a crucifix. 

70-90 points then you an a monster slaying apprentice. You know all that evils of man and monster, and struggle to maintain the balance of slaying and keeping up with social engagements.

100-120 points then you are a Dark Jane Monster Slayer Extraordinaire! Your corset is lined with silver spikes rather than quills to provide added weaponry should it prove necessary, but maintain your lady like genteel demeanor for those innocent of such dangers. You are what monsters fear in the dark.

*Photo: What Word are You? by TerryJohnston, obtained through Flickr Creative Commons.


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