Wednesday, February 24, 2016

It All Begins at the Chateau

For the past couple of weeks I've been working on a piece of fiction for my Parisot Writing Group. We'll meet in April for an all-day critiquing session, each of us submitting  up to 2000 words for critique by our colleagues. I've started a time-slip story that brings three people from different eras in time to this place: the Chateau at Cenevieres. The Chateau is located just down the road about 20 minutes from where I live. It's fascinated me since I first toured it in 2009; I'm especially intrigued by its alchemy room which became the inspiration for my story.

It's fun to imagine my characters walking along this balcony or peering out the tall shuttered windows.

Perhaps they were marched across this grassy interior courtyard by the Lord's guards on their way from the dungeon to meet the Chateau's owner?

Perhaps the Lord himself watched from this tower for the trio's return from the quest he's sent them on? I think it's time for another visit to the Chateau. For research purposes, of course!

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