Members of the Brontë Society, which maintains the historical Bronte homestead in Haworth, England, “seem to have split into two factions, the ‘modernisers’ and the ‘conservatives,’ who are now battling for the society’s soul.” A recent meeting involved much shouting, booing, and an (unsuccessful) attempt to exclude a journalist. All of this may be getting the society some attention, but probably not the kind of attention they’d hope for.

Kelly Lynn Thomas reads, writes, and sometimes sews in Pittsburgh, PA. Her creative work has appeared in Sou’wester, Thin Air Magazine, Heavy Feather Review, metazen, and others, and she received her MFA in Creative Writing from Chatham University. She is hopelessly obsessed with Star Wars and can always be found with a large mug of tea. She also runs the very small Wild Age Press. Read more at More from this author →