#ThursdayDoors — To a New Interactive Serial

Thursday, March 3, 2023

small southern town Scott Pixabay
Scott at Pixabay

Welcome to my sanctuary, everyone.  A decade ago, I made my “brand” in the blogosphere by writing serial stories. Those stories were completely spontaneous and driven by random things from readers.  The things set the location, most of the characters, and the plot.  After finishing The Armadillo Files in 2022, I took a break from writing serials and focused on books.

Last weekend, I opened the “door” to kick-off a new blog serial.  You can learn more about it, along with the first episode by clicking here.  

The serial’s title is ” Atonement in Zugzwang.”  This story is set in the same location as my first series of novels, the fictional small town of Atonement, Tennessee.  Today I’m sharing some doors you might find there.  Thanks to Dan Antion for letting me re-use some photos he did for a previous serial, Brother Love, a Crossroad.

The house below could easily be in Atonement, Tennessee.

Back Door photo by Dan Antion
Back Door photo by Dan Antion


These doors are quite unassuming. Although that’s appropriate, since Atonement, TN is a place that really shouldn’t be on the map — considering how it is infested by supernatural beings, and many of the residents were drawn there because they felt the need to atone.

One establishment that has been in all of my Atonement books is Annie’s Antiques & Consignment Shop.  This photo from Dan looks a lot like how I imagine it.

Antique Store by Dan Antion
Antique Store by Dan Antion

The local bank was featured in Atonement in Bloom and one of the Glowing Pigs “snort” stories.  Playing the part of that bank today is in real life The Old Bank of Dyersburg, below.  This historic structure was built in 1885. It has served historically in commerce/trade functions, including as a professional building, as a specialty store, and as a financial institution. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983 for its architecture.

Old Bank of Dyersburg TN Wikipedia
Old Bank of Dyersburg, TN at Wikipedia

In my new serial story, the heroine, Pepper Riley, has inherited some real estate from her late uncle.  The first property we’ll see is an old, out of use gas station.

Lane Erickson, Dreamstime
Lane Erickson, Dreamstime

Thanks for taking time to open this door to my new serial story.  I hope you’ll visit each weekend to read the episodes.  Friendly comments are encouraged.

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The Atonement Series

Atonement kindle covers Cat eyes shelf 2023

Atonement, Tennessee

Full series of e-books with one click:  relinks.me/B087JV25JT

Kindle:  rxe.me/HGSVA8A

Paperback: relinks.me/1481826948

Also in Spanish, translated by Olga Núñez Miret! The title for the Spanish-speaking market is Expiación y Magia

Atonement in Bloom

Kindle:  rxe.me/5RRBLH

Paperback:  relinks.me/1726882128

The Glowing Pigs, Snort Stories of Atonement, Tennessee

Kindle   rxe.me/LTBDNH

Paperback   relinks.me/1725891972

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Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world. It’s hosted by Dan Antion.  Feel free to join in on the fun by creating your own Thursday Doors post each week and then sharing your link in the comments below, anytime between 12:01 am Thursday morning and Saturday noon (North American eastern time).


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Thanks for opening this door.  Hugs!


This is a work of fiction.  Characters, names, places, and incidents are either the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, business establishments, locales, or events is entirely coincidental.

Copyright © 2023 by Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene

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58 thoughts on “#ThursdayDoors — To a New Interactive Serial

  1. Looking forward to this new serial. Love Atonement and this really sounds like fun. You really are so skilled at weaving a story, keeping your readers engaged and sometimes on the edge of our seats. The photo of the antique shop really grabs me!!

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    1. That means so much to me, Suzanne. I appreciate it.
      I hope you are enjoying the serial. I’m trying hard to get past my latest PTSD shake up so I can finish the episode for this weekend. (Admittedly those are almost continuous the past many months. Eye roll)
      I agree about Dan’s photo. It’s one of his best.

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        1. I hope things settle down in the best way possible, Suzanne. Try to find a few minutes doing something that either soothes you or feels validating in some way. People who insist, “Just relax” or “Just stop worrying” simply don’t get it. But I hope you can find something, anything that feels right. More hugs.

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  2. Now, on to an exciting new story! ! Thank you for the ph0t0s you shared at the beginning, very interesting! I remember the front of an old store that had gas filling places exactly like the ones in this photo!

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    1. Thank you, Ms. Frances. I remember those old gas pumps too. And when they started discontinuing the service of the attendant doing it for you, and my dad teaching my mother and me how it was done. I appreciate you visiting. Hugs on the wing.


  3. Fab doors, Teagan.
    There are shots here of buildings and places that really do set the scene for Atonement.
    I’m looking forward to the new serial.
    BTW: I’m working Saturday, so will be late to the party! Hugs

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    1. Haha. Liz, that gelato will be nice on a hot humid day in Atonement this summer. Annie’s is no ordinary antique store. She has a special section (unknown to most customers) of items that are not usually for sale, because of their magical properties. 😉
      Thanks for reading and commenting. Hugs.

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  4. I am enjoying the new serial, Teagan. The Vintage Vault might be one of my best finds ever for your stories. It’s exactly how I imagined Annie’s Antiques & Consignment Shop.

    Good luck with the new serial.

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    1. Dan, it’s such a great photo that I couldn’t resist re-purposing it for this serial. This week has not flown, it has evaporated like coffee being freeze dried. I need to finish episode two! Thanks for reading and commenting — and for hosting Thursday Doors. Hugs.

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