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)

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