Coffee and Lunch #ThursdayDoors

I forgot: Dan Antion, our Doormeister, has declared an activity:

Last week, I announced the First Annual Thursday Doors Writing Challenge. Hopefully, many of the door lovers assembled here will designate a door that can be used for inspiration for the writers among our collective followers and visitors….So, if you see a door today and are so inspired that you dash off a poem, compose a song, or begin writing that novel whose characters have been nagging you – let yourself go. Your story can be fiction or non-fiction, short or long, whatever you want to write.

So here is my designated door:

Behind the tiny door: “You are beautiful.” Even if you’re on the floor of the ladies’ loo.

Here are some more pictures from my Day Out for coffee and lunch with fellow writers.

This isn’t a door, obvs, but I do wish I’d seen this before I ordered my coffee. It isn’t a very good advertisement for food or drink.

Happily, we went somewhere else for lunch.

Here’s the inside of the outside door.

Here’s the necessary. Unisex, because why not? The ones I have at home are unisex. Also: Bonus access door.

Also not a door, but isn’t it happy?

Thursday doors is under the direction of Dan Antion, photographer extraordinaire and critter daddy. Visit his site, enjoy his wonderful photographs, follow his directions, and enter a world of doors.

A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Ignoring a clear warning.



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.

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One thought on “Coffee and Lunch #ThursdayDoors

  1. Ally Bean

    April 29, 2021 at 10:52am

    There’s a whole lot of pattern going on there with that door into the unisex bathroom. Most unique

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  2. Dan Antion

    April 29, 2021 at 11:37am

    These are great doors, Marian. Thanks for designating one for the writing challenge. Our master bath, such as it is, is unisex, but the half bath next to it is a ladies room. According to the Editor and she who is our daughter.

    I love the surround for that mirror.

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      Marian Allen

      April 29, 2021 at 1:14pm

      Well, whatever The Editor and She says is so. I like the way your household dynamics work. 🙂

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  3. sustainabilitea

    April 29, 2021 at 2:34pm

    Love the mirror frame and the first mural?, although I’m a bit at sea about why there’s a door that opens into what looks like a workspace or a place where construction is going on and it’s in the ladies’ room? What am I missing here??


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      Marian Allen

      April 30, 2021 at 9:01am

      I’m at sea about that door, too. I have no idea why it was there, or why there was a painting inside it. I saw the little door and OF COURSE I had to open it. My best guess is that it was somebody’s whimsy. But it seemed a good door to feature for a writing challenge.

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  4. circadianreflections

    April 30, 2021 at 3:14pm

    That’s a wonderfully whimsical door! I like the mirror frame too, and so happy to hear you got to lunch with friends! Woot!!

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  5. Jean Reinhardt

    May 3, 2021 at 10:56am

    The first door is probably the most unusual one I’ve seen yet, Marian. That mirror in the last shot is beautiful. I never thought I’d see the day when I would be jealous of someone having lunch with friends.

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      Marian Allen

      May 3, 2021 at 11:48am

      It was amazing, having lunch with friends again! It was invigorating, but exhausting, having become accustomed to groups equaling danger.

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