The Room of Arches was one of my favourite novellas to write. The thing was mapped out in my head from the image of the room in the basement and went from there. Christine was struggling with her home and the secrets it held and Laura, her best friend (not unlike Olivia in some ways!)
was protective. There was a whole mystery element to this one too and Peyton just knew that she couldn’t walk away after hearing so many voices. She was learning to hone her skills and during this time, she used a lot of self-reflection to think about how far she’d come and where she’d like to go.
It was a cornerstone in her life.
Today, we’re going back to the house that Peyton visited in The Room of Arches as well as Christine and Laura.
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“I have to be honest, Chris, this place still gives me the shivers sometimes.” Laura glanced around
the room. It was lit by a couple of lamps, their halo of light extending only a short distance from the
base. The curtains were drawn to ward out the night. She ran her finger around the rim of the wine
glass distractedly until her eyes were finally drawn to her friend.
Christine smiled. “You’re being silly. You know there’s nothing left here.”
“That’s what she said. Peyton, I mean. She said they were gone, but how can you be sure?” Laura
worried her lip.