Whenever I’m in a new place in my travels, I love to look at doorways. Doorways can tell you a lot about a place. Are they open or closed? Thin or heavy? Old or new? What colors are they? How tall or short? Are they simple or ornate?
But beyond their physical appearance, I think doorways can serve as metaphors. Doorways represent possibility. They represent potential for change. They could be beginnings or endings. Portals between one world and the next or even dead ends. Doorways can be invitations or, as with some vampire stories, obstacles. Doors can make you feel safe or fill you with dread…
For today’s photo prompts, I’d like you to imagine where these doorways might lead. Or if you want, imagine a doorway in your own story. How can these photos help bring it to life? Is your doorway wood, stone or metal? Does it have an interesting knocker? Does it squeal or groan when opened? Is it a one-way door or can you return the same way? Does it require a key? Can anyone open it? Is a secret door, concealed behind a bookcase or a map or a painting? Is the door in the ceiling or the floor or other unusual place?
What does your character feel going through the door?
I hope these photos open up some possibilities for you.
Keep writing and keep imagining,