amwriting, genre, Gothic Fiction, Pagham-verse, The Crows, world building

#Gothic Tropes To Feed Your Soul: (1) THE CREEPY OLD HOUSE

This post is the first of a new series exploring a few #gothic tropes I love, starting with my absolute favourite: the creepy old house (which may or may not have a mind of its own)!

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amwriting, Pagham-verse, The Crows

A Prelude: Love Song for The Crows

Illustration of Fairwood House, a.k.a. The Crows, by Thomas Brown: for original art and more see MothFestival on Etsy Audio: instrumental soundtrack sample 'Bell', free download from Filmstro The Crows Wakes She saw it before it saw her. She was another passer-by, a passenger in a Ford Mondeo. Just broken enough to hear it calling,… Continue reading A Prelude: Love Song for The Crows

amwriting, The Crows

The Eleusinian Mysteries

CW: Genitalia, probably not in the way you expect Extract from Fairwood House: A History, by Harold Bishop (1987) Sir Peter Sauvant (d. 1892) was the leader of an occult group who called themselves the Eleusinians, after the ancient rites performed each year in Ancient Greece by the devotees of Demeter and Persephone, based at… Continue reading The Eleusinian Mysteries

amwriting, Pagham-verse, The Crows, world building

Folklore of Pagham-on-Sea: The Meteor (Part 1)

The following folklore is, like Pagham-on-Sea, entirely fictional.  A Medieval Account of the Meteor Strike, c.1189 Chronica Maiora (Anonymous monk of Fairwood Abbey, a Benedictine foundation of 1165, dissolved 1532) trans. and ed. Harold Bishop, (Basingstoke University Press, 1973) In the days of the Romans, a hairy-tailed star fell from heaven and struck the ground… Continue reading Folklore of Pagham-on-Sea: The Meteor (Part 1)

amwriting, genre, Pagham-verse, The Crows, world building

So You’ve Moved To Pagham-on-Sea: Getting Medical Help

Congrats again on your big move! The neighbours at No. 7 are, as you suspected, just like you, and you know that you'll fit in here just fine. How lovely it is to be with your own Kith and Kin again, after hiding your true nature for so long! Well, admittedly, you still have to… Continue reading So You’ve Moved To Pagham-on-Sea: Getting Medical Help