Castle in the Mist
On her way home,
desperately fleeing from an indecent occurrence at the Hitchings'
farm, Nora gets lost in the thick mist in Dartmoor. Suddenly she
hears beautiful music and she decides to follow the music through
the mist and ends up in front of a strange castle, where nothing
seems to be what is should be.
Category: Victorian romance and erotica
Length: 7 pages, 4700 words
File size: 300KB
Publisher: Independently published by
My Secret Quill
Rain was falling in a gentle drizzle, wrapping the landscape of
Dartmoor in a white blanket of fog which was slowly turning into
mist. Nora was walking along the muddy road, her worn and crude
farmer’s boots were not suitable for the September weather
and her feet had been both wet and cold now for a very long time.
She pulled her thin woollen hooded cloak around her, but it did
little to keep the chilly dampness away.
I must have been walking for hours now, Nora thought. She
had been on the move since before sunrise and by now she should
have reached her home in Postbridge. It does not make any sense...
Tags: Lost, arousement, music, foreplay, passion, mist.
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I wrote this short story after a holiday to Postbridge in Dartmoor last summer. Dartmoor is a wild and slightly eerie moor, which have many legends and stories about both pixies and ghosts.
The background research for “Castle in the Mist” included British mythology, focusing mainly on fairies and pixies. I had lots of help from the website www.legendarydartmoor.co.uk.
The story was also inspired by “The Hound of the Baskervilles” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and “Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell” by Susanna Clarke (I can highly recommend reading both books).