I still remain hopeful that all the stories and such rattling around in my head will see daylight eventually, but for now I'm stuck on the one main theme, which is ghosts, ghoulies and all things macarbe.
This week - Her Darkest Deed
As you'll remember from my last #writingfriday post, I've been working on some material for a little collection of online comics I want to create. Right now I'm fleshing out the pages for a short story called "Her Darkest Deed" - about hauntings, guilt, and a rotten apple on the family tree...
This story was inspired by an urban legend I heard surrounding the Lady Bangor, and the mysterious disappearance of Audley's Town in Northern Ireland.
Lady Harriet Bangor, widowed with six children, lived in the stately home of Castleward overlooking the town. When she remarried, the legend goes that she and her new husband were stern and ruthless landlords. 250 people lived beside Castleward in the town; 25 families living in poor and dismal conditions. Not the best neighbours for a fancy Lady with a new husband.
Unfortunately, there is no record of such a ship ever leaving the port, or arriving at its destination. Was the name of the boat changed? Did it head to another part of the world? It seems that no one knows. Which leaves a lot of room for speculation, and plots of selfish scheming, evil deeds, and despicable landscaping...
These are just a few pages from the rough plotting stage, so they're not going to make a lot of sense right now. But I'm pleased with the progress, and excited to share the journey so far. Plus it's good to spread a little intrigue, get a bit of buzz before I launch the first finished page.
So stick around, follow the growth, and hopefully soon get to enjoy the full story, in all its creepy, ghostly glory! And don't forget to sign up to the newsletter to get all the updates straight to your inbox.