Dashwood Forrest Visits The Cornish Coast

May 28, 2021 at 10:32 pm (Folklore, Ghost Story, Horror, The Supernatural, Vampire novel) (, , , , , )

Dashwood Forrest the owner and curator of the Dashwood Forrest Art Gallery in London decided to spend a few days away from London.

He decided to visit the coast of Cornwall and checked into a comfortable Bed and Breakfast in a small village on the Cornish coast.

He had heard on the radio in his room that a ferocious storm was approaching the coast.

Instead of being frightened by it, Forrest was excited about the idea of watching a storm on the Cornish coast.

It brought back those old stories of pirates and cutthroats and shipwrecks and ghosts that he had heard about the Cornish coast as a child.

He put on his heavy rainjacket and headed down to the cliff near the village to watch the storm unfold.

As he sat on the edge of the cliff, Forrest watched the tempest begin.

Storm clouds turned from gray to fierce black.

The waves churned and roared with all the fearsome turbulence the angry sea had to offer.

A streak of lightning came down seeking to pierce and slice the waves while thunder roared its approval.

Forrest thought he heard a voice cry out, “It’s a long way from the Cape of Good Hope to the coast of Cornwall.”

Strange, Forrest thought.

And then he looked and saw that infamous ghost ship The Flying Dutchman being tossed to and fro through the combatting waves while an eerie green ghostly light surrounded the ship and its torn masts.

The ship crashed and was torn apart on the jagged rocks under the cliff below.

Bodies of men appeared on the beach.

Bodies that quickly became skeletons.

And then turned to dust.

The broken wood of the ship seemed to vanish among the sea foam that washed up on to the beach.

Forrest sat there petrified and staring in disbelief at what he saw.

Meanwhile in London, Dashwood Forrest’s good friend Sherrielock Holmes was looking after the gallery for him.

British MP Renfield R. Renfield entered the gallery.

“Where’s Dashwood?” Renfeld asked.

“He’s taking a well deserved vacation,” Sherrielock answered, “Down to the Cornish coast.”

“Good for him,” Renfield nodded, “So any new items in the gallery?”.

“In fact, a new parcel came in this evening,” Sherrielock replied, “Containing a most magnificent and unusual painting. I’ve already had it unpacked and put on the wall over there.”

Renfield went over to look at the painting.

“I have the feeling,” Renfield remarked, “that Dashwood will be very surprised when he sees this.”

-A vampire novel chapter
written by Christopher
Friday May 28th
2021.

4 Comments

  1. Kritika said,

    Surely he will be after witnessing the scene himself.

  2. vᚻællKᚱᛁᛗvosᛏ said,

    Reblogged this on Vermont Folk Troth.

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