Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Hello, all. Now and then I find a way that I can participate in the Thursday Doors blog posts, hosted by Dan Antion. “Dead of Winter: Journey 4, The Old Road” lets me do that because of a detail in my writing process. There are a few things I try to include in all of my stories: an unexpected ability, an unusual weapon, and a unique form of transportation. The one about transportation comes into play in the fourth novelette in this series, with the Deae Matres wagons.
I had my Boabhan character create an ingenious design for what Emlyn described as “little houses on wheels.” Journey 4 goes into detail about how efficiently she used the small amount of space in designing the wagons.
I had fun, mentally constructing my wagons. Truthfully, in my mind they are taller and more house-like than gypsy wagons… but for the purpose of images, those vardo wagons will do. You can see one parked behind a tree on the book cover if Dead of Winter: Journey 4, The Old Road. I won’t include the wagon design passage here, but heck, you can read the e-book for 99¢.
The door on this vardo is cool. The top half opens from the middle, while the lower half opens at the side.
These two don’t look anything like my imagining of the “little houses on wheels” in my story, but they’re so cute. I like the four-part doors.
Below, that’s the door where you see the small window. Again, how cute!
If you haven’t already, I invite you to join me on the monthly novelette Journeys of “Dead of Winter.” Wagons ho!
Dead of Winter: Journey 4, The Old Road
The slide show shows the book covers I made for all the novelettes so far — plus one for the May installment, not yet released.
Dead of Winter — All the Journeys
Journey 4, the Old Road
Journey 3, the Fever Field
Journey 2, Penllyn
Journey 1, Forlorn Peak
Thanks for visiting. I’d love to hear from you in a comment. Hugs on the wing!
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