Three Things: The Abandoned House Edition
Abandoned buildings, particularly houses, are terribly intriguing, romantic things. The faded glory, the muted, melancholic colors, and oh, the textures: the ghosts of lives past spring to life in one’s imagination without even the smallest of exertions.
This week I’ve collected three abandoned houses (two of which are located in Detroit, sadly enough). What stories conjure themselves up for you?
Kevin Bauman, #35 from 100 Abandoned Houses, 2008. Photograph. www.kevinbauman.com
Rodney Smith, Leaning House, Alberta, Canada, 2004. Photograph. www.rodneysmith.com
James Griffioen, Feral House #13, 2007. Photograph. www.jamesgriffioen.com
(Open Mic will return with a summer tan on August 8th.) Submit your prose or poetry piece before Wednesday for feedback from your fellow writers.