Welcome to Thursday Doors! This is a weekly challenge for people who love doors and architecture to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos, drawings, or other images or stories from around the world. If you’d like to join us, simply create your own Thursday Doors post each (or any) week and then share a link to your post in the comments below, anytime between 12:01 am Thursday morning and Saturday noon (North American eastern time). If you like, you can add our badge to your post.
As the title suggests, today’s gallery is a collection of random doors from the Frog Hollow neighborhood, which lies south of Hartford, Connecticut’s downtown area. Some of the doors are from a neighborhood known as Barry Square, but I’m not going to make a distinction today. (I’ve tried to describe them in the captions. You might need to click on the lower case ‘i’ in the circle to see the complete caption).
My reason for moving quickly through the neighborhood is because I want to take care of the second thing the title suggests, an announcement.
During the month of May, No Facilities will sponsor the Second Annual Thursday Doors Writing Challenge – phew, that’s a mouthful. If you weren’t her for the challenge last year, or if you forgot, here’s how this works.
Thursday Doors participants offer one, two or (maximum) three of their door photos as inspiration for a writer. Writers can study the doors, pick one (or more) and craft a blog post, flash fiction, poem, short-story, play, musical, novel, screen play…well, you get the picture. The writing will be linked to a special page that I will set up on May 1st and leave open until May 31st.
In order to gather these doors, I need those of you who have joined us (recently or in the past) to provide them to me. You can do that one of two ways. You can send me an email (noFacilities at gmail.com) containing the image of the door(s) – it doesn’t have to be large, 600×800 is fine, or you can send me a link to the specific door you want to offer. Note: if you open your media library, click on an image, on the right-hand side will show you the URL of the image. Please don’t send me to a blog post and say “second row, third from left” because I will mess that up. Please include a little text that I can include with the image. If you want to also include the post in which the image appeared, I will link to it
At the end of April, I will assemble the inspirational images into a gallery for writers to swoon over, and I will publish the full instructions for the writing challenge.
If you want to see examples of doors and writing, you can visit the last year’s Writing Challenge page. Note: I know some of the authors are chomping at the bit to get going. That’s fine, but we won’t be accepting entries until May 1st.
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