I’m visiting Zahra Owens‘ blog today and talking about what characters’ houses say about them. What does your house say about you? Looking at just the state of my desk, I’m pleading the fifth today. Same with my bedroom, or should I say the clean, unfolded laundry strewn all over my bedroom.
Hugo walked into the cabin he’d heard about for years. It smelled of grandparents—a bit musty but not in a bad way, just a comforting way that bespoke of good memories. After all, it had been Summer’s grandparents’ cabin. They’d bought it in the late 1950s, and it appeared as if it hadn’t been redecorated since. A refreshing blue-and-yellow theme traveled around the main room with little sailboats and anchors dotting walls and furniture. A lamp with a sailboat wheel as its base sat on an end table, and shells and driftwood rested on book-filled shelves and atop picture frames. It made Hugo smile. No wonder Summer loved coming here.
The first house I mention in my book Spark is this lake cabin with questionable plumbing. More than telling about the characters, this cabin sets up some of the culture in Minnesota. Hugo Thorson appreciates the place, which almost feels as if it’s been lost in time.
Read more at Glass Houses | Zahra Owens’ Wide Open Spaces.