Tanaka and The Pendlebrook Lyre

June 8, 2021 at 10:33 pm (Folklore, Mythology, The Supernatural, Vampire novel) (, , , , , , , )

British MP Renfield R. Renfield was taking a stroll through a London park.

By chance, he happened to hear a lovely musical melody being played.

He looked and noticed a beautiful young woman playing a lyre.

He recognized the woman.

He had met her on a few occasions.

She was the Lakota Sioux Princess Tanaka.

She was wearing a beautiful and elegant classical Grecian dress.

When she had finished playing, she passed her lyre to the bandstand security detail for safekeeping and approached Renfield.

“Hello, Mr. Renfield,” she greeted him, “How are you?”.

“Very well, thank you, Tanaka,” Renfield tipped his hat, “And you?”.

“I’m very well, thank you,” she smiled.

“That was a lovely lyre you were playing,” Renfield noted, “Where did you get it?”.

“I bought it from the Dashwood Forrest Art Gallery,” she answered, “who purchased it from the Pendlebrook Estate.”

“Ah yes, the Pendlebrook Estate,” Renfield nodded, “I understand the last Lord Pendlebrook died in Berlin, Germany on May 7th 1945 the same day that Germany unconditionally surrendered. But it took until early this year before the Estate was finally settled. And that only happened because one of the sole remaining litigant/claimants died after receiving the Covid-19 vaccine. Otherwise the matter might still be before the courts. It was like a long running Charles Dickens Bleak House novel.”

“So I understand,” Tanaka replied.

“That lyre certainly sounded divine,” Renfield acknowledged, “I wonder how the Pendlebrook family got ahold of it?”.

“According to a Pendlebrook family journal that Dashwood Forrest also purchased,” Tanaka explained, “Lord Peter Pendlebrook the First acquired it in 1810 after seeing a woman jump off a Cornish cliff into the sea during a raging sea storm. Pendlebrook rushed to the cliff but saw no sign of the woman. However he discovered that she had left a lyre behind. This is that same lyre.”

“It appears,” Renfield commented, “that the Pendlebrook lyre is like a good Scotch whisky. It gets better with age.”

-A vampire novel chapter
written by Christopher
Tuesday June 8th
2021.

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Amphitrite Answers The Call of The Sea

June 6, 2021 at 10:29 pm (Folklore, Mythology, The Supernatural, Vampire novel) (, )

Greek goddess Amphitrite answers the call of the sea

The year was 1810.

The place was a cliff on England’s Cornish coast.

And Amphitrite the wife of Poseidon and the Greek goddess of the sea happened to be sitting on a cliff playing her lyre.

She had been doing her global daily swim across the world’s oceans and seas when she suddenly felt a new melody entering her mind.

She had left the salty waters deciding to compose this new melody on land.

As she sat there playing her lyre and composing her melody, the waves of the sea suddenly started pounding beneath her and a storm came up.

She could hear the dolphins and the mermaids of the sea calling for her.

Some undersea emergency had come up and the dolphins and the mermaids
wanted her help.

She jumped up.

And then dove into the sea.

Leaving her lyre behind.

Lord Peter Pendlebrook had been walking along the cliffs of Cornwall and had noticed the woman who he didn’t know was a goddess.

He had heard her playing her lyre and thought, “What a lovely melody.”

He then noticed the seas suddenly becoming stormy.

“A sudden change in the weather,” Lord Peter Pendlebrook commented as he checked the barometer that sat atop his hat.

Then he suddenly noticed the woman diving into the sea.

“No, no, no!” Lord Peter Pendlebrook cried, “Don’t end it all. Life is worth living. Let’s talk.”

He came to the edge of the cliff and looked down sadly.

The waves churned and roared beneath him.

“I don’t suppose she survived the fall,” Lord Peter Pendlebrook thought mournfully to himself, “If I dive in to try to save her, it will be two deaths instead of one.”

Pendlebrook picked up the woman’s lyre and then walked back to his carriage some distance away which returned him to the inn where he was staying.

As he sat in the carriage, Lord Peter (who had a very good ear for music) played the melody on the lyre that he had heard the woman playing before she jumped.

“Strange,” he thought to himself, “Such a joyful melody she had been playing before she jumped. Makes one wonder why she jumped.”

Far away Amphitrite had answered the call of the sea.

The problems facing the dolphins and mermaids had been solved.

Thus the seas calmed down.

The only problem was she had left her lyre behind on that cliff.

She returned to fetch it.

But it was gone.

“I hope whoever took it will be very happy,” she said and dove back into the sea.

-A vampire novel chapter
written by Christopher
Sunday June 6th 2021.

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