Columbus Event #ThursdayDoors #IUPUC #BN

The amazing Eric Nastav, Manager of the Barnes and Noble in the Columbus Learning Center on the campus of Indiana University – Purdue University – Columbus, which also includes Ivy Tech, threw an Authors Fair and Per Bastet Publications was invited.

We set up.

Left-to-right, Brett Sanders, Joanna Foreman (behind the books), T. Lee Harris, Sara Marian, Marian Allen (behind the camera).

It was Monkey Day, so I was all Monkied up in Monkey stuff given to me at various times by my pal, Jane.

I immediately headed off on a doorscursion.

And ran into a trio of aliens.

They were non-readers and, being strangers here, themselves, couldn’t give me directions. But I found a door all by myself.

They led into the Atrium, which was full of art! And the honkingest biggingest flag I ever, personally, ever saw up close.

An art.


A flag.


Another art. Please note silver guns in the piccie to the right. I’ve included the hanging hardware in case that was part of the art. Also for Dan.


Another art which is also a joke. Is it still art, if it’s funny?


Another door led to more arts.


These represent Indiana University, Ivy Tech, and Purdue University. Pretty.


And, as we packed up, I gave the event my final seal of approval by providing the traditional blood sacrifice.

The Finger of Admonition must shake with caution until it heals.


This has been (just barely) part of Norm Frampton’s weekly Thursday Doors link-up. Head over to Norman’s blog, look at his real door photos, click on the blue frog link, and see some more. I can’t promise you blood, but there will be doors.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Your character cuts himself or herself.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...


I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

You may also like...

One thought on “Columbus Event #ThursdayDoors #IUPUC #BN

  1. Jane

    January 5, 2017 at 9:41am

    Congrats for meeting the aliens!

    Monkeys are cool.

    Nice tour. Thanks for all the images. The self made man is still making me chortle.

    Permalink  ⋅ Reply
  2. Dan Antion

    January 5, 2017 at 10:26am

    Thanks for including the hardware, without that, art is a pile of stuff on the floor. I like the self-made man, and whatever that thing is hanging above the big honkin flag.
    Dan Antion recently posted..Thursday Doors – New York Mix

    Permalink  ⋅ Reply
    • Author

      Marian Allen

      January 5, 2017 at 10:32am

      “Thanks for including the hardware, without that, art is a pile of stuff on the floor.” ROTFLOL! If somebody hasn’t done an installation of art that’s a pile of stuff on the floor, somebody should!
      Marian Allen recently posted..Columbus Event #ThursdayDoors #IUPUC #BN

      Permalink  ⋅ Reply
  3. Joey

    January 5, 2017 at 12:26pm

    Haha! Excellent! Non-readin aliens! Psh, we’ve already got enough earthlings who don’t read! Tremendous thanks for including so much art. I adore Self-Made Man!
    Joey recently posted..#ThursdayDoors β€” Sliders

    Permalink  ⋅ Reply
  4. Vicky

    January 5, 2017 at 12:40pm

    A fun post, the monkeys led the way! An Interesting place, I do admit having to enlarge Self-made man photo to understand it, obviously I need new glasses πŸ™‚ I do hope your cut finger was not related!

    Permalink  ⋅ Reply
    • Author

      Marian Allen

      January 5, 2017 at 12:53pm

      Ha! No, Vicky, I cut my finger on a plastic box when I was putting away my cloth-and-stuff bookmark makings. Didn’t cut it on the metal; didn’t cut it on the scissors; didn’t cut it on the pins. On the plastic. The monkeys wept.
      Marian Allen recently posted..Columbus Event #ThursdayDoors #IUPUC #BN

      Permalink  ⋅ Reply
  5. Deborah

    January 5, 2017 at 1:49pm

    LOL! You’re so funny! I haven’t heard “honkin” in sometime. I say it myself sometimes.

    I saw the biggest, honkinest flag in NYC at One World Trade Center Memorial. They can get BIG!

    Add me to the group that liked Self Made Man. That’s a good one!

    Sorry about the Blood Sacrifice! Hope it heals quick, doesn’t sting, and it’s somebody else’s turn next time.
    Deborah recently posted..Project 52: Wordless Wednesday 1/52

    Permalink  ⋅ Reply
  6. Gordon

    January 7, 2017 at 3:00pm

    Fun post; love your humor and it looked like you were having fun exploring. The self made man is something I would have thought up (the way my mind works) but this creative artist beat me to the punch (chisel).
    Gordon recently posted..Rothenburg (Part 2)

    Permalink  ⋅ Reply

Your email will not be published. Name and Email fields are required

CommentLuv badge

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.