Lone Tree

This is my first movella! This is a story I wrote ages ago as part of school work. It isn't that long but I want to know how people like my style of writing, and any improvements. Its a tragic love story with a wierd twist. Please read on...


6. Moving Away

First it was the boy who looked after the horses. No one thought much about it, just thinking that he had run off on the job. Then it was the carriage driver, the stable master and the three gardeners. Other servants in the household started to go missing. All at night just past midnight, no one heard or saw anything. Eventually the only servants left were the nursery maid and Agathe. The mistress and master of the house became scared, wondering if they would be next on the list of disappearances. After the disappearance of Agathe, the family decided to move.


Late into the summer night, the children were woken up and bundled into a carriage. Yet another carriage behind, was field to the brim with all the clothes and other precious things. Everyone had forgotten about the young women who had worked for there family for 5 years. She stood by the attic window, watching as her love rode away in the carriage. Her heart broken forever, she set about walking the long corridors at night, eating nothing until people started to say the house was haunted. People heard moans of despair at night, until one day they all stopped.


Victor had come for her, to put her at peace for the next 50 years. She disappeared the same way as everyone else. Victor came knocking at the door, calling her down to him. His red eyes and forked tongue, the last thing she ever saw. Unlike the others her soul didn’t come to rest. She wandered the streets for her lost love, finally finding that he had been taken abroad by his parents, somewhere away from all the disappearances. She stole a boat, a small rowing boat, with a name written down the side. Although from the many years of aimlessly floating across the sea, letters have been lost all that’s left of the letters are L N T E…


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