Thursday Doors in Thistledown

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Thursday Doors — in Thistledown!

Saks Fifth Avenue Christmas Dan Antion
Saks Fifth Avenue Christmas by Dan Antion

Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world. Bloggers around the world create their own Thursday Doors post each week.  Beginning this week, Dan Antion is the new host. 

Many of you know that Dan is my frequent “partner in crime” — he lets me use his photographs.  I will continue to be a follower of Thursday Doors, rather than a participant.  However, I’m doing a post today, to celebrate Dan’s new role.

Readers named characters for Thistledown — Midsummer Bedlam, although sometimes I created the name for them (and a few already had their own faery name). The name game-chart I made gave back something absurdly inappropriate for Dan, so I named a character in his honor — Carver Eastdoor.   

Thistledown – Midsummer Bedlam

Thistledown - Midsummer Bedlam. New cover by Teagan R. Geneviene
Thistledown – Midsummer Bedlam. New cover by Teagan R. Geneviene

Carver can magically get wood to take whatever form he wants. I used Dan’s photo above to represent a special gateway door Carver made.  However, a family heirloom, a huge battleax, comes into his possession. You’ll have to read the book to learn more about that — and the fate of the beautiful candy door.

Bedlam Thunder (the heroine) is a seer, and that ability takes her through several strange and unexpected doors.  Slide show below.

  • Darkmoon Art, Pixabay

For those of you who weren’t around when it was a serial, Thistledown is a wildly whimsical tale of faeries.  However, lest you think you’re too old for that stuff, it also has a dark side.

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For the anti-Amazon among us, I’ve uploaded the book to Kobo. They say it’s available, but it doesn’t show up on my searches, and neither do I as an author… I can’t say I’m happy with my two experiences with them.

Congrats again to Dan.  Happy December, everyone.

Hugs on the wing!



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43 thoughts on “Thursday Doors in Thistledown

      1. I am always interesting in your writing, Teagan! Its always great. Have a beautiful rest of the weekend too, Teagan! Enjoy the upcoming week! On Wednesday, here in Bavaria we are starting into a new lockdown. Only on Christmas its allowed to visit the church. Lol Sorry, but this is the last thing i will do. Neither Jesus nur the Holy Ghost will prevent the virus. Look at the Pope’s meaning!;-)

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      1. You did a great job, Teagan. Doing a doors post was a nice welcome to Dan. Like you, I have been reading his posts forever – including his Thursday Door posts. Because of Dan, I found Norm. Lucky me! It is very fitting that Norm has handed the reins to Dan.

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  1. I suppose it just takes walking through 1 door to find Thistledown.
    Magic is in your back pocket.
    I am enamoured at how loyal you are! Dan’s photos have served you well! {{hugs}}

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  2. I’ve often seen posts for the Thursday Doors but haven’t participated yet. Congratulations to Dan and great post (I remember the story but must reread it again to enjoy all the details). Thanks, Teagan!

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    1. Hi Olga. I’ve been impressed to see the amazing participation that Norm grew for these posts. It’s fun to click around, visiting random new-to-me blogs, all showcasing doors in one way or another. Have a wonderful rest of the week. Hugs!


    1. Yes indeed, GP. Dan sent me a new photo to use on this weekend’s chapter.
      However, I like to promote people in general, and readers who help me in particular. So of course, I had to introduce Dan. I have different readers for midweek posts, who never comment at the weekend. Besides… you never know who might be out there, brand new, but quiet. Hey, Tor Books? Are you out there? Yoohoo?
      😉 Thanks for visiting. Hugs on the wing.

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    1. Thanks, John. And thanks about the slide show. The darned thing is hard to work with, especially placing it in the middle of a “classic block”. But maybe it’s a matter of getting used to the tedious details. Tummy rubs to Twiggy and Lucy. Hugs on the wing!

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    1. Thanks, Tim. I tried to add a link to your photo, but I’m not proficient with the new slide show. I’d like to do a future post for Thistledown, featuring the great photos you sent me for it when it was a serial. Yes, it’s hard to believe it was that long ago. Thanks for visiting. Hugs on the wing!

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      1. That photos was on the T&L blog not as easy to link to. No problem. When I saw I was trying to remember when I posted that photo. I looked it up and it was October 22, 2015. A lot has happened since then.

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    1. Thanks, Deborah. 🙂 It’s been many years since I’ve been able to get out and about very well — and with the COVID Apocalypse, I don’t go out at all — so I haven’t participated in this photo oriented group. But maybe I can do one occasionally with “doors” from my stories. Hugs on the wing.

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  3. Thanks for playing along with us, Teagan (and for saving me the humiliation of the name chart by giving me Carver Eastdoor as a fairy name). I remember that candy door, and I love the spooky image you included.

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