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Exercise #108 : "Tunnel"

What if there was a secret tunnel underneath your house? Where would it take you? What would it be like inside? Where would you find the hatch?


Am I a dork for having already thought about this very idea? It all started with the Nancy Drew series (the REAL, original series of books... Not this nonsense where Nancy is now this hip, modern woman. Blah.). She would constantly find herself in these places where a hidden switch or lever would open up a secret door that led to her eventual cracking of the case. Clue was also an influence. All of those rooms tied together by secret hallways... It's engrossing. All of the kings and so on had fancy castles with hidden passageways. Why not me? hah

And then you've got The Lord of the Rings. Now, Bilbo Baggins's home wasn't much of a secret tunnel, but I would imagine that's what my tunnel would be like. It would be dirt, but, as J.R.R. Tolkien wrote, "it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort."

The hatch to my tunnel would most likely be found in my basement or the lowest part of the place in which I'm currently living. I'd use it for a place of my very own, where I could escape the trials of everyday life. It would probably lead directly to a single room with the world's comfiest couch with a desk and a pantry, and there would be ample lighting, of course, due to the underground nature of this room. Simple living, yes, but oh so wonderful. It would be tastefully yet simply decorated, and a large fireplace would dominate one of the walls.

Can I move there now? Sigh...

What about you guys? Have you ever thought about anything like this? If so, what is your tunnel like?

Ok, this has gone on long enough. Time for me to get off here.



Beth said…
That sounds so perfect....

My tunnel would contain one big room. In one of the corners, there would be a kitchen that cleaned itself, and always had what you needed. In another corner of that room would be a big comfy couch, a fire place, and a coffee table for all my writing note books etc. And don't forget the sewing stuff in the other corner. *drools* If I could only walk into my imagination...
Bethany Wiggins said…
My tunnel would lead me to different planets. Different INHABITED planets. I've always wondered what's "out there" and this way I'd know. Love your blog! ANd thanks for the thought-promoting post!
Stef Howerton said…
Thanks to both of your for your comments. :) I absolutely love your tunnel ideas. :)

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