Friday, February 24, 2012

The Door

Image Source:  Spiros Vathis
Before her stands a mysterious door.  Though afraid, she finds herself drawn to it.  She has a key.  The lock turns; she crosses the threshold.  She needn't have been frightened.  This is her dream come true.  A world of merry-go-rounds and games, hot dogs and popcorn, cotton candy and soda fountains.  It was...a carnival.

Written for Friday Flash 55, this was inspired by an episode of the "The Ghost Whisperer", where a door suddenly appears in the middle of the street.


  1. well that is a pleasant surprise behind a mysterious door...happy friday to you

  2. I always thought those carousels were kinda spooky. I'm thinking of Ray Bradbury or something....and speaking of doors appearing in the street, that's what happens in Stephen King's The Gunslinger.

    Indeed, no need to be frightened. Right.

    Have a great weekend!

  3. Brian- I was envisioning a little girl about 10, and what she would like to find behind the door. Happy Friday back at you.

    Yvonne Osborne- Interesting thought on carousels. I don't usually read Stephen King, but it sounds interesting. She did, indeed get a great surprise. Enjoy your weekend, too.

  4. Sounds like Bourbon St. on Fat Tuesday!
    Loved your 55 Linda
    Spooky is cool
    Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

  5. Reminded me of the little door in "Being John Malkovich"

  6. I really loved this Linda! I think you should turn it into a short story.

  7. I'd love to find a carnival behind a door! I'd have a candy apple, funnel cake, sausage and not puke any of it up on the Zipper. :)


  8. G-Man- Thank you. I like spooky, too.

    Doctor FTSE- I'll have to look that one up.

    Nicky- Thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I do have a short story in the works only on a different topic.

    Jannie- I'll take a corn dog and ribbon fries, and no Zipper!

    Meleah- Thank you!!!


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