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May 14th, 2014


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02:18 pm - Wednesday Wish-Place: abandoned spaces
It's a stormy day in the subtropics. Round Three of the day's thunderstorms has just arrived, with rain hammering on the roof in waves. Master Danger, taken outside just as Round Two began, heard the thunder before I did and indicated strongly that he wished to be inside; at the moment he is in his secret hiding place behind the desk, where the scary storm can't get him.

So let's think about hiding places. In fact, because of a story* I'm working on, let's think about abandoned places.

Let's think about an open door like this, the creak of its opening still lingering in an otherwise silent corridor.

Let's think about the room that lies behind the door. (In Real Life, the door is French and the empty room is Italian, but this is a wish-place.) Someone has opened a window, and the still color-rich tapestries stir in the soft sunlit breeze. The air smells of lavender and green growing things.

Who knows what wonders might arrive? Who knows what danger comes with wonder?

May you have a good adventure today, even if it's only in your wishes. :)

*Stonewoods novella for mid-June, anyone?

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From:mobile_alh
Date:May 14th, 2014 07:39 pm (UTC)
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Abandoned spaces for the win!

You make me think of "The Secret Garden" and E. Nesbit's "The Enchanted Castle" and most of all, L.M. Boston's Green Knowe, all of which are constant wish-places in my head.

And huzzahs for a new Stonewoods piece!
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From:laurawise
Date:May 14th, 2014 11:56 pm (UTC)
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I should revisit the Green Knowe books, which I only dimly remember.

Cheers and cool sent your way, ALH!
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From:paratti
Date:May 14th, 2014 08:55 pm (UTC)
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Big Yes:)
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From:laurawise
Date:May 14th, 2014 11:55 pm (UTC)
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Cheers, and many thanks, and hugs!
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From:janus_74
Date:May 14th, 2014 10:07 pm (UTC)
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I would love a Stonewoods novella!
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From:laurawise
Date:May 14th, 2014 11:55 pm (UTC)
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Thanks, T, and happy Wednesday. :)
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From:gwynnega
Date:May 14th, 2014 10:20 pm (UTC)
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What lovely images!!
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From:laurawise
Date:May 14th, 2014 11:54 pm (UTC)
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Thanks, Gwynne! And happy wishing. :)

[hugs]
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From:anne_d
Date:May 15th, 2014 01:44 am (UTC)
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I'm always up for more Stonewoods.
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From:laurawise
Date:May 15th, 2014 12:19 pm (UTC)
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Thanks, A! And happy Thursday, despite heat and other challenges.
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From:laurawise
Date:May 15th, 2014 09:30 pm (UTC)
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Happy Thursday to you, L! Cheers and a lovely beginning of your weekend!
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From:stateless82
Date:May 17th, 2014 04:51 pm (UTC)
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Who knows what danger comes with wonder?

That so describes your stories!

Stonewoods!
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From:laurawise
Date:May 17th, 2014 07:03 pm (UTC)
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Thank you, S, for cheering me up. :)

(You should have a package at the P.O., btw.)

Hugs and a good Saturday!

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