Don’t you just love doors? There’s something thrilling about imagining what might be on the other side of a closed door. Or even, through an open door, as in the case of this construction which I think is a well. Who or what might be lurking down there?
A door can be the start of a story – the portal to another world or an escape route from danger.
One of the doors that I love is in St. Nicholas Church, Laindon with Dunton. It can be found in the priest house at one end of the church and behind it, is the craziest staircase I’ve ever seen.It weaves round to the right and as you climb, you step straight from the stairs into the first floor room. Carry on up the stairs to the top and there’s a door which opens into the upper room. The steps are all different heights, sizes and shapes, so you need to watch how you climb and mind your head because the space gets smaller as you climb. This is the site of the story which takes place in the ebook ‘Daffodil and the Thin Place’. There’s another type of door in the story, which divides the present from the past – but this one isn’t physical and can only be found by certain people. If you’d like to find out more you can purchase ‘Daffodil and the Thin Place’ from the Muse It Up Publishing website, here or from your favourite ebook retailer.
Where’s your favourite door?