February 7, 2011

Writing Prompt: A Doorway Leading to. . .

Rainbow_pen Recently, a couple of my friends went on vacation, and apparently encountered a magical portal to another world during their trip! At least, that’s what it looked like to me when they showed me this photo after their return:

As soon as I saw this pic, I envisioned a character pulling the door open to discover a whole new realm beyond. This road looks like it could be next to a castle, a row of country homes, farms, a deserted town, crazy upside-down houses, anything!

What do you think? What’s at the end of that road? What’s behind the hedge? Where do you imagine the doorway leads? Write your ideas in the Comments below!

— Karen, STACKS Staffer

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  1. Yellowdolphin

    I think it’s a doorway to where ever your heart desires. For me it would be Hollywood! Maybe if you’re a bookwarm- it’s the biggest bookstore in the WORLD! If you freak about science, than it’s prehistoric time! Fantacy lover- No problemo! It’s Hogwarts school of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Sporty and athletic- it’s the superbowl or playoff! THere is something for everybody ahead of that door!

  2. SoccerBoarder

    the portal leads to a medieval world and as soon as you enter, you become clothed in medieval clothing and whatever and it unfolds from there.

  3. Karen, STACKS Staffer

    Hi, guys! These comments are AWESOME! I want to visit all of these places! Well, maybe not the place where aliens destroy your soul . . . but all the other places sound so cool!
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  4. spygirl248

    It’s all about what YOU eant to see. But, that’s only at the end of the road, get caught behind the hedge and your imagination goes bad. Like, evil bad.

  5. Becca

    I think the the other side is a magical place, where everything from books comes alive. There is Harry Potter magic, Greg Heffley is there, all books are alive.

  6. DestinyIslands

    I think the road leads to nowhere! It never ends and you just keep on walking through a world where the flowers never wilt, the sun never stops shining, and you can always hear the birds singing.

  7. Alexis

    I think it leads to a world where it seems all your dreams come true but, soon, it all goes bad (hey, that can be my next story).

  8. princessrec

    I think it leads to a mirror world where everything is backwards.You drive on the left side of the road and you drive backwards. It would be a really cool world.

  9. Cooly 11

    It leads to a row of a couple small cottages. All of them have a small bit of magic, and a confusing labryrinth in the tiny driveway. If you manage to make it to the center and back, one of your wishes will come true.

  10. fruitloops12

    Hey jenjeni.What are you doin on the STACKS?And Karen the STACKS staffer how do you post messages that you can type on the actual message board im so confused i know that theres a button to press but when i pressed it it wouldnt let me post the message that i wanted to post it just went to a search page and im still really super confused can you please help me figure it out that is if you know how to.
    -Thank You

  11. Gurgalurgadooblydoo

    Everything is an illusion. The space aliens have tapped your memories so they can trick you into thinking that you’re traveling into a beautiful country estate, but really it’s a poor, broke, filthy country full of crime, and they’re planning to capture you and destroy your soul and turn you into a slobbering body with no mind and then force your weak, empty shell of a body to slave away for Thegreremrtttesdfas (that’s what it sounds like) massive corporation that feeds the entire alien world on poison that makes you want to get more so they continually buy more and more and more, falling into the deadly clutches of real-life dystopia, and you will be part of this torture of not only sentient beings, but the gradual eating away of the planet because of the acidic waste dumped out because of the intense, chemical-heavy process of making massive amounts of poison disguised as the things the aliens feed on, and when your body is worn to you’ll be replaced by another mindless, faceless worker, just one of the living beings to be destroyed by this cruel, evil display of malicious consumerism.
    (Note: That was only two sentences.)

  12. stonefairy

    I think it goes into a magical medieval world. At the end of the road is a village with stone and wooden houses, and at the top of a hill at the far end of the village is a castle where the kind king lives. Behind the hedge live forest animals; some magical.

  13. sonofhades

    The doorway leads to a place that molds itself to your imagination. if your listening to your ipod and led zepplin is on then you might see them there.