Seven Doors

by Ginger on May 9, 2013

in Random

I came across this writing prompt (and actually, that whole site is filled with really great prompts), and it intrigued me. So, with apologies to the teacher who originally posted the prompt and probably meant for a much more in depth writing exercise, here we go.

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You find yourself in front of seven identical doors. A voice from above tells you: “These seven doors lead to seven places: Narnia, Neverland, Wonderland, Hogwarts, Camelot, Middle Earth, and Westeros.” Which door do you go through? Why that door? What happens?

Well, for sure it wouldn’t be Westeros. Sorry, as a woman, and a non-noble at that, that’s a TERRIBLE place for me. I mean, even leaving out the wars and impending winter, just in general, seems like a bad idea.

And I wouldn’t choose Camelot. Again, the woman and the non-noble bit. Plus, meh, just kind of boring.

Middle Earth seems a little too intensely volatile, what with the Orcs and Ents and wars of men and such. I’ll skip that one as well. (But oh, how I’d love to meet Gandalf.)

Narnia has some cool elements, but I’ll be honest, I don’t know enough about the place to make it my choice. (Can you believe I’ve only ever read the first book?)

Neverland might be fun, but then, I’m fairly certain I’ve always been way too much of a grownup to really ever belong in Neverland.

Wonderland could be interesting, but somehow I think I’m a little too much of a rule follower and need a little too much straightforwardness in my life. I have a feeling Wonderland would drive me mad. (badumbum)

So Hogwarts it is. Hogwarts, where there are things to learn, and magic all around. While the idea of returning to a high school is, admittedly, not my favorite, I still can’t help but think I’d be most at home at a school, surrounded by books and learning, and yes, magic. Oh, and since this is my writing prompt, I’m saying this is in the post-Voldemort days. Because yeah, otherwise, I think I’d just skip all the doors altogether.

Maybe I could go to Hogwarts and teach Muggle Studies? I’d be pretty good at (parts of) that, I think. I wonder how Muggle Studies would look these days, what with blogs and Facebook and Twitter and Instagram and the internet slowly taking over every aspect of life? Do you think Hogwarts would be using computers by now rather than quills?

Yeah, Hogwarts would be pretty cool. I could really get into the whole “accio” thing too. “Accio beer” and “accio pillow” and “accio snack.” And I’ve mentioned on many many occasions how much I wish that whole floo powder thing was real, or how much I wish we could apparate. Think of how awesome it would be to be able to just, POOF, go visit a friend who was having a bad day, or POOF, go see your family?

Yeah, definitely Hogwarts. Definitely. Plus, let’s be honest, I really want a wand.

How bout you? Which door would you choose?

*image and prompt from http://writingprompts.tumblr.com/

Melinda May 10, 2013 at 5:39 am

I would choose Hogwarts too and for mostly the same reasons. Even if you weren’t a wizard or witch it would still be an awesome place. I think they would be fairly accepting too. I imagine just walking around with wide eyes, mouth hanging open in wonder.

Erica May 10, 2013 at 7:31 am

I immediately picked Hogwarts too.

Tragic Sandwich May 10, 2013 at 7:33 am

My first thought was, “Well, not Westeros, that’s for sure.” If there’s one thing that I’ve concluded from Martin’s books, it’s that if I lived in his world, I’d have been brutally killed several volumes ago.

I’d pick Hogwarts, too. Rowling’s world seems to be one where ability is valued, and I’m in favor of that.

Natalie the Singingfool May 13, 2013 at 9:42 am

I love this question! I think I’d pick the same, for the same reasons…
Plus, any excuse to go back to school, lol.

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