It was a changeable house. Sometimes it felt safe as a church, and sometimes it shivered then cracked apart.
A sloping blue slate roof held it down. Turrets at the four corners wore pointed blue hats. The many eyes of the house were blinded by white shutters.
What bound the house was skin. A wall of gristle a soldier could tear open with his bare hands. Antionette laughed. She was buried in the cellar under a heap of sand. Her mouth was stuffed full of torn-up letters and broken glass but she was tunnelling her way out like a mole. Her mouth bled from the corners. She laughed a gutteral laugh, a Nazi laugh………
I don’t think that this house would ever feel safe to me – all that talk of pointed hats and blind eyes.
A trip to the cellar would definitely be out of the question !!
I wonder what other eerie goings on happen in the house and what, if anything, the significance of the “gutteral Nazi laugh” is, given that soldiers are also mentioned?
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