(If you’re wondering what this is about, read this.)
My five random words for today’s exercise are teapot, bin, salt, basket, library.
Chosen word for free association: library
Don’t need it. The scene just popped into my head.
Really, the entire house was a library. The room officially known as the library was on the top floor of the painted lady, but as the books filled that space, they cascaded down the broad staircases to the main floor, lining the walls and snaking around, gradually filling in space like a jigsaw puzzle. At the servant staircase, they piggybacked their way down the treacherously steep steps and into the cold of a dry basement, where they waited in the sometimes crisp air for their next set of eyes.