the journey of a budding author

Weekly Photo Challenge: DOOR

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In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Door.”


These photos were taken in Luxor, Egypt. So many doors with peeling paint,  looked as though they might conceal a passage into a mysterious shadowy seraglio, shut against prying eyes. Imagine my surprise when some were opened and normal people emerged going about their daily business, children kicking a ball in the alley. Some doors never closed, to facilitate the daily social intercourse of men who never seemed to work. But I still wonder about some of those doors…

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Author: booksdefineme

I have always been surrounded by books. My parents had books, books and more books. I haunted the library as a child and when I grew up I worked in books shops. When I had children and they went to school I ran the school library. And my husband keeps on telling me there are too many books in the house. They somehow seem to pile up on every available surface almost of their own volition. I fight back and donate mounds of them to the local library but somehow it is a losing battle. I just find more taking their place! For the last eight years or so I have been wrestling with writing a novel and what a fierce tussle it is. I am about to publish this magnum opus in a few weeks time. I feel as I did when I gave birth to my children; nervous but excited!

One thought on “Weekly Photo Challenge: DOOR

  1. Beautiful description, Elaine. The doors are exotic, mysterious and well worn. They probably indicate the social status of the resident, also. The open doors tell a story and kids kicking a ball around is so universal. Thanks for sharing.

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