I’m not sure how many of you are creative writers, but those who are will get this. Have you ever written a scary story of any kind? Like, maybe a ghost story or haunted house story? I have and I’ll tell you, you can’t help but become affected by your story as you are writing it. Back in the day I would get into a writing jag just before bedtime and end up writing my entire night away. If the story was spooky, I’d get totally freaked out while I wrote it alone in the wee hours of the morning, just like you do when you watch a scary movie. Well, taking the above photos had a similar effect on my today.
Let’s back up: A week ago I was having a particularly trying day at work and during my lunch decided to drive north into farm country. I work at the very north end of Toronto so it’s not too far. During my drive I noticed this abandoned farm house set far back from the empty two lane blacktop. There wasn’t another house in site. I didn’t have my camera that day but promised myself a return trip. All week I’ve been thinking about this house. Today I finally went back. It was raining and very stormy out; perfect weather for the haunted farmhouse story that was brewing in my head. I went inside and took a bunch of photos but never ventured to the second floor and stayed far away from the basement stairs that lead into an eerie darkness below the house. While shooting I kept hearing noises from other rooms — small, suggestive creaking noises — but I assumed it was only the wind blowing through the broken windows. Finally, my time was up and I had to get back to work or suffer the wrath of my boss who sits next to me. Okay, I’m only kidding about that part. 🙂
So here are three of the shots from my lunch hour. I’ve got more to post at a later date when I get done processing them. Bet no one had a lunch hour as exciting as mine today. 🙂 Oh, and yes I fully intend to go back. I still want to shoot more exterior shots and the dilapidated barn.