A Story for the Oldest Door of Corvin Castle Transylvania

Enjoy a story for the oldest door found at Corvin Castle, Transylvania, and still in use.

Corvin Castle, Romania, 500 years old door original
Corvin Castle, Romania, a 500 years old door

100-word story, the Oldest Door of Corvin Castle, Transylvania

They chopped the oaks during the full-of-the-moon only. To harvest their spirit. If the soul remained within the lumber whatever was carved out of it lasted.

Time and fire.

Once it’s been a princess with smooth skin, lustrous hair. Metal bracelets, especially fashioned, adorned her exquisite wrists. An iron belt passionately circled her lithe waist.

Now she’s as old as a crone. Grey, woolly rags cover her bare bones and two belts are needed to hold her together.  Her face so wrinkled, one can barely see the slits of her eyes. Only her mouth gapes open. In prayer.

Or curse?

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Original 14th century door Corvin Castle
Original 14th century door Corvin Castle

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20 Replies to “A Story for the Oldest Door of Corvin Castle Transylvania”

  1. I am thrilled that you enjoyed the story, Cindy 🙂
    I was going in and out through this door, trying to remember the time we visited Corvin Castle. The initial story I wrote became a whole chapter in my WIP,
    So I slept on it and revisited my memories this morning 🙂
    History, under any shape, can be fascinating, isn’t it.

  2. The door does look like a crone. You personified it to a T. Bravo!
    But I think it’s a prayer: please, don’t touch me. I may crumble. 🙂

    1. Sweetie! 🙂

      It make me happy to know that you appreciate my old door story.
      Yes, perhaps a prayer, just the way you put it.

      I hope you’re keeping cool, Jo.

  3. That’s a wonderful story, Patricia. I am always impressed by the tale you can weave with so few words. Thanks for telling the story of this door.

    1. With greatest pleasure, Dan. And I thank you kindly for your appreciation.

      I had to write it. It woke me up early this morning with its creaks and moans. It was probably just the wind. But now it’s told. 🙂

  4. What a creative take on the door, its appearance, the superstition and history. Love the way you infuse life into it. 🙂

  5. Beautiful door! It really looks ancient and I love 100-word fiction story you wrote for it. Thank you so much for sharing Patricia!

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