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)!
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 WakesShe saw it before it saw her. She was another passer-by, a passenger in a Ford Mondeo. Just broken enough to hear it calling, but… Continue reading A Prelude: Love Song for The Crows
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
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)
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