Then the Doorknob Rattled

Old doorknobs make a very particular sound.

It’s a hollow rattle, metal on metal in a tight gap. That sound of a space being entered—it’ll carry to all the rooms in a quiet house.

A doorknob rattling is perfect punctuation for a scene: something’s right on the boundary, on the edge of crossing over a threshold, into the realm of the narrative.

It creates a delicious tension about what’s on the other side, rooted in the disturbing realization of just how thin the wood of a door really is.

Lexington, Kentucky (2018)
Ancón District of Lima, Peru (2018)
Lexington, Kentucky (2018)
Miraflores of Lima, Peru (2018)
Presidential Palace of Lima, Peru (2018)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s