Story: The Lighthouse at Devil’s Cove: Beacon of the Damned

Story: The Lighthouse at Devil’s Cove: Beacon of the Damned

The Lighthouse at Devil’s Cove: Beacon of the Damned

In the quaint, fog-swathed town of Harrow’s End, perched precariously on the jagged cliffs, stood the ancient lighthouse of Devil’s Cove. It rose like a gnarled finger, pointing accusingly at the heavens. This brooding sentinel held tales of maritime lore, where the granular bricks whispered of shipwrecks and lost souls. Miles, the lighthouse keeper, had eyes that held the depth of the ocean, and a heart that echoed its loneliness. He was a solitary figure, his features carved from the very cliff-face the lighthouse crowned.

On a particularly tempestuous night, where the wind howled through the eaves like a wraith in agony, there came a knocking at the lighthouse’s stout, oaken door. Startled from his reverie over ancient logbooks and maps, Miles approached with caution. «Who ventures here in Neptune’s wrath?» he called, his voice firm, yet carrying the trepidation of one familiar with the cruelty of the sea.

The door groaned open to reveal a figure shrouded in a sodden cloak, her visage half-hidden, eyes glistening like shards of emerald. «Please,» she whispered, the very sound seeming to warp the air around her, «the storm – it raged us to the rocks. My kin…» Her voice trembled like a haunted melody.

Quickly ushering her inside, Miles noted the ethereal aura she carried, the way the candlelight danced nervously around her. She was otherworldly, yet her plight tethered her to humanity, to the here and now. As he prepared a pot of strong tea, the woman, who named herself Elara, unfolded a tale of a ship bound for nowhere, a crew veiled in secrecy, and a cargo that buzzed with an eerie luminescence.

«We were cursed,» Elara muttered, her voice hollow. «From the moment we left port. Our captain sought a beacon of lore, they said, could grant immortality.» Miles felt a chill that the fire could not ward. He knew the legends, the tales spun by drunken sailors of a light that could pierce the veil of death.

As the night wore on, the lighthouse beam cut through the darkness, a lone sentinel against the cloak of night. But with each pass, it seemed to Miles that the light dimmed ever so slightly, and the air around them grew colder. He thought of Elara’s strange arrival, her tale weaving into the very fabric of the lighthouse’s morbid history.

In the weeks that followed, Miles’ world entwined with Elara’s. The lighthouse took on a new life, its lantern burning with a renewed vigour as if sensing the enigma walking its hallowed corridors. Yet, at times, Miles caught Elara staring out at the roiling ocean, her expression forlorn, as if she awaited a sign only she could discern.

One fateful eve, as the sky bled vermilion and the sea turned to alabaster, a low hum emanated from beyond the waves. It began as a mere murmur, a lullaby whispered by the tides, but it grew into a mighty chorus, pitching and yawing with the sea itself. Miles looked to Elara and knew – the past had come calling.

From the abyss, there emerged spectres, sailors of yore, their phantasmal forms bathed in the unholy light of a lantern not unlike that of Devil’s Cove. They ambled forth, a procession of the damned, their ethereal cries meshed with the gale that assailed the lighthouse.

«The beacon!» Elara screamed above the cacophony, her visage wild with fear and pleading. «It must be extinguished, or they shall engulf us all!»

Miles, his heart a hurricane of dread and resolve, charged to the pinnacle of the lighthouse. The harmonics of the dead grew ever closer, their mournful laments clawing at the edges of his sanity. Seizing the lantern’s mechanism, he willed the beacon to darkness. And then, all was silent.

They awoke to a world washed clean by the storm. The lighthouse, unblemished by the night’s horrors, stood resolute against the serene blue of morning. Elusive strands of the nightmare lingered, yet Miles and Elara found solace in the shared daylight, in the understanding that the past, and its cursed lure, had receded once more into the unfathomable depths.

As the days melded into months, Miles and Elara toiled to extirpate the malignant history of the lighthouse, to cast aside the darkness that had so long enshrouded Devil’s Cove. The lighthouse became a home, a thriving beacon of life, where once only solitude and sorrow had reigned.

It was during a crimson twilight, when the ocean murmured secrets to those willing to listen, that Miles asked Elara of her future. Her eyes, twin emeralds reflecting the horizon, held a world of possibility and warmth. «My journey is intertwined with yours,» she declared, «here, where the waters speak.»

The nexus of their fates, bound by the enigma of the lighthouse, fostered a tale that villagers soon whispered with a tinge of marvel. The lighthouse of Devil’s Cove became not just a beacon for lost ships, but for lost hearts, guiding them to safe harbours of their own making.

They say the lighthouse still stands, its light a steadfast pulse amidst the caprice of the sea. To the mariners who navigate the treacherous waters of Devil’s Cove, it’s a symbol of hope, its history rewritten in the annals of those who find love in the most secluded of desolations.

And Miles and Elara? Their days unfurled like sails upon the wind, each dawn a promise, every dusk a fulfilled covenant. They had braved the tempestuous tides of the human soul, faced the phantasms of bygone sins, and emerged not just unscathed, but emboldened, their love a lighthouse in itself – a bastion against the darkness.

Moraleja del cuento «The Lighthouse at Devil’s Cove: Beacon of the Damned»

In the darkest of storms, when phantoms of the past threaten to ensnare us, it is the light of brave hearts and earnest love that shall guide us back to serene shores. The history etched in shadow can be overwritten by the tales we dare to live and the legacies we choose to create. For every lighthouse stands not just as a monument to fears vanquished, but as a testament to hope’s undying flame.

Abraham Cuentacuentos.

Lee muchos más cuentos en inglés

5/5 - (2 votos)

¿Te apuntas GRATIS al Club del Cuentacuentos?

Únete a otros 413 lectores, y empieza esta semana a recibir tus cuentos ORIGINALES gratis.

Cada semana, te comparto cuentos nuevos en tu bandeja de entrada.

Historias que te transportarán a mundos mágicos, aventuras emocionantes y viajes inolvidables, todo desde la comodidad de tu hogar.

¡Recuerda que nunca te enviaré spam! Echa un vistazo a la política de privacidad para más información.

Responsable: Abraham Velázquez Moraira. Propósito: Solo para enviarte mi newsletter y poder responder tus email. Derechos: Tienes derecho, entre otros, a acceder, rectificar, limitar y suprimir tus datos. Destinatarios: Tus datos los guardaré en mi propio servidor dentro de la U.E., gracias al servicio de MailPoet.

Publicaciones Similares