Lady in White
During a stormy
night, on his way from Birmingham to Swansea, Mr Ewan Morris’
horse carriage appears to have run over a young woman dressed in
white on the road. Ewan decides to make sure that she is unhurt
and follows after her, however rash actions may sometimes have unforeseen
Category: Victorian romance and erotica
Length: 11 pages, 6400 words
File size: 300KB
Publisher: Independently published by
My Secret Quill
“Wood! Mr Wood! Stop the carriage!” Ewan Morris cried
out to the driver through the carriage window, but in vain. “I
think we ran someone over! Stop, damn you!” he added in Welsh.
If the driver refused to acknowledge him or simply could not hear
him over the thunderstorm was unknown. The four horses pulling the
carriage were close to panic and ran like the devil was after them
and had to be whipped to be kept in control. It was doubtful that
they could be brought to halt, regardless of what the driver ordered.
However Ewan was quite positive that they indeed had hit someone
in the darkness. A woman...
Tags: Ghost story, chivalrousness, seduction, storm, Wales.
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In February last year I went to Swansea for two days. I spent most of my time there walking along the beach when the tide was out or by the cliffs, or if the weather was bad, I sat at various cafés with a cup of coffee and watched the rain outside.
The general atmosphere in Swansea stuck with me and on the train trip back to Oxford I started to write the first draft of what later became “The Lady in White”.
The story was also inspired by a ghost story that I heard when I was a child and the novel “The Woman in White” by Wilkie Collins.
I did some research for this story, including the development of railways (and train accidents including “boiler explosions”) in Wales as well as Swansea’s industrialization.