Thursday, February 3, 2011

Friday Field Trip: A Scene from Before Ever After

"She loathed cemeteries. They broke her heart like posters for missing dogs and ice cream cones dropped by little kids. But it wasn’t the yellow Labrador puppies, vanilla melting on the pavement, or the dead beneath the gravestones that made her sad. What tore her up was the thought of the people who lost them. That, and soggy grass—the kind your heels sank into after an hour of steady rain."*


This quote is from a scene in Before Ever After that takes place in the Cimetiere du Pere Lachaise in Paris. I thought that the cemetery would be a nice place to get lost in on our Friday Field Trip. Shall we go? Don't forget to follow the red umbrella!


Are there any places that continue to haunt you?


*Copyright © 2011 by Samantha Sotto-Yambao


6 comments:

Cathy Kozak said...

A hotel room where,less than an hour after we checked in, I was so spooked by the shadows and noises and the strange, perilous wind that blew up out of nowhere, that I ran out into the cold, moonless night, dove into the backseat of my jeep and slept, without dreams, until dawn...
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EQ said...

The dark places of my past.They appear over and over in my nightmares.

C.M. Villani said...

Even though there is a great deal of beauty, there are some really haunting aspects to the Vatican. I guess I'd consider it a gothic type of beauty. Specifically some of the "Hell" based sculptures there (one of the grim reaper in the center of the main cathedral makes my skin crawl) and the Papal crypt below ground.

Samantha Sotto-Yambao said...

Cathy - Yikes! That room must have been really scary for you to prefer sleeping in your jeep! The scariest room I stayed in was in Thailand - the bed shook!

EQ - The bright side is that you wake up to a much better day, yes? :)

C.M. - Yes!!! Those images tend to echo for awhile. And speaking of the Vatican - it's also another setting in the book! :)

C.M. Villani said...

Well the Vatican is definately a dramatic setting, Sam! Can't wait to read it!

Samantha Sotto-Yambao said...

Thanks, C.M.! :)