#ThursdayDoors in Atonement TN — The Chessboard in Play

Thursday, March 16, 2023

Door in outer space Chessboard set
Image collage by Teagan R. Geneviene

Welcome to my sanctuary.  I call it the Teagan Zone.   Take care as you enter — it can be a strange and mysterious place.

 My fictional town, Atonement, Tennessee is filled with strange and mysterious things.  An item that is about to come into play (pardon the pun) in my blog serial, Atonement in Zugzwang, is a chess table.  When I thought of the chessboard, I thought I might find some checkerboard doors.  I was wrong.  However, I did come up with these, even if I had to make the one above myself.

There simply must be a secret compartment somewhere in this magnificent table.  That would be a door.

Chess Gameboard with Nine Men's Morris board, German 1735, Wikimedia
Chess Gameboard with Nine Men’s Morris board, German 1735, Wikimedia

Although I didn’t find any checkerboard doors, I did find a few doors where there were checkered floors.

Takehiro Tomiyama, Unsplash
Takehiro Tomiyama at Unsplash

This checkerboard wall was unexpected.  So is the brown color of the metal security door, but I love the design on it.


I had to brighten things up with this colorful model kitchen image.


I don’t know where my new blog serial will go with the chess table, or where the individual pieces will take the plot as they are discovered.  But that’s the point, because everything is inspired by “random reader things.”  There’s every chance that my head will explode like the chessman below.  But what the heck — there was a door.  What a find!


Thanks for opening this door.  I hope you’ll join me and all the zany supernatural goings-on at my serial.  Read free every weekend.  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

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

Atonement in Bloom

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Paperback:  relinks.me/1726882128

The Glowing Pigs, Snort Stories of Atonement, Tennessee

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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).


2023 Badge Thurs doors teresa-my-camera-and-i

Thanks for opening this door.  Hugs!


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55 thoughts on “#ThursdayDoors in Atonement TN — The Chessboard in Play

    1. Thanks very much about my collage, Deborah. The door was tedious, but the rest of the process was fun. If it had been for a book cover, or a professional assignment, I would have cleaned up the door in Photoshop, but I did the post and the image at the last minute.
      I hope your weather has improved. Big hugs.

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    1. Haha. With that kitchen, one would not need caffeine. It’s some sort of model… maybe for a doll house. After a decade in DC where it was extremely rare to see anyone wear a color (just black… a bit of tan qualified as a “pop of color”), I’m all for encouraging colors, particularly with kids. Otherwise, yes, that one is a bit much. 😉 Hugs.


  1. These are fun doors, Teagan. I love the checkerboard wall with the iron security door. Do you notice how the pattern in the iron work creates the illusion that the squares on the left are larger? I also love the model kitchen. My favorite is that hallway with the checkered floor. I’d be on a slow walk through that area. Thanks for sharing bits about your story.

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    1. I started not to include that kitchen, Dan… but the colors were so happy. That hallway has won the popularity vote. I wish I knew what kind of building it is and where. Those upper windows on the doors that open to the outside look like they have some kind of metal work. I’d like to see an image of that. Thanks for spending time here. Hugs.

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    1. Hi, Chris. I’m happy you like it. I always use a combination of PowerPoint and SnagIt Editor, and for book covers and professional work I use Photoshop to clean up edges, change colors, etc. I should have used Photoshop on this one to tidy the door. But it was just for this post, and done at the latest minute. Thanks for reading and commenting. Hugs.

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