Freewriting #1: Doors

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Other  |  House: House of Ghosts

In my English class, my teacher told us to write whatever first came to our minds for five minutes on the prompt of doors. I thought I would share, as both an insight into the preliminary stages of the writing process for me and something people might find interesting.

Doors are unique and beautiful, each reflecting a transition between two separate but intertwined states of being. The kitchen to the dining room, or the bathroom to the bedroom. On each side of it, you function as two people with different ideas and motives. Doors bring people together, but in the same swift motion hold the capability to permanently rend lives asunder. Wooden ones hold more wisdom and are much more satisfying to slam. They allow emotion to seep into their framework. They douse the home with the memories and experiences-the ghosts, really- of occupants from eras long ago, perhaps even the conception of the building. Metal doors, though, are much colder and impersonal. They reflect a person's emotions and thoughts right back at them. They lead to discovery, but they also, more imperatively, lead to secrets. It's hard to glean information on others when your own projections are being tossed in your face. 


Submitted: November 19, 2020

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