Friday, July 6, 2012

Sizzle Week part 2

Have you ever visualized your setting 
before you had a plot?

Imagined interiors before you had characters 
to occupy them?
Conjured up houses clear as a July lakeside morning? 

   The 1760s Moravian farmhouse  
sits around a bend at the southeast outlet,
   completely out of character with the cottages.

Across the lake in the northeast corner there's a family compound: 
former chauffeur's quarters over the garage & a sleeping porch. 
A clay tennis court once filled the level field 
where the oak tree stands. 

I lolled away childhood summers in a nearby bungalow
 listening to tales of earlier generations. 

It was just a matter of time until I added a tree house,
created some characters 

hatched a plot.

☀  ☀  ☀


Three Dilemmas, Two Friends, One Deserted Tree House 
during a simmering summer on Lake Allamuchy


Augusta Scattergood said...

Loved seeing the pictures! And yes, I totally imagine places or set scenes in places I know. Chatham's July 4th parade, for example.

Barbara O'Connor said...

Exactly the way I pictured it!