Point of view. Or rather, a certain point that I view things from.

I’m starting to think that I might be kind of weird.

No, hear me out now.  Really.

Last night I was writing some Fie Eoin, because I sorta, kinda, am really in love with it, and I realized that I always look at Fie Eoin from the southeast.  Whenever I see Fie Eoin in my mind, I’m looking from the southeast.  No matter where I am in the village.  If I’m in the center of the village then Kindra’s tent is directly to the left of me, the High Priestess’ two over to the right.  The HP’s tent is directly east (where the sun rises – woah boy the symbolism!), but I always kind of look between the two.  Even inside the tents I look from the southeast at the tent.  I never stand in the doorway and look into the tent – I’m always looking from behind a cot.  It’s the weirdest thing.  And I just realized it last night.

The only time I look from another direction is during the wedding scene (who gets married? I’m not telling!) when I look from the southwest.  I only do it for a moment before I’m back in the east.  I only look that way while Susan is being killed, because I wouldn’t be able to see her from the southeast (and who doesn’t want to watch someone being killed at a wedding?).  It’s the same in Aleda – I look from the southeast.  Same in Gaerlom (you would think I’d look at the village from the ocean, but no, I look from the forest which makes no real sense).  Same in Fie Obsid.  Same all throughout Pike’s Revenge.  What is this obsession with the southeast?

I started thinking of other stories, and what direction I look at them from.  Let’s see, Apollo? Southeast, unless you are in his house, where it changes to northeast.  After Ancient? Southeast until they get to the Mississippi Ocean.  Phooka Tales?  hmmmm, yep, southeast.  Even the manor is on the southeastern shore of the Loch Ness.  Lane’s Girl? Ah Ha!  I look at Lane’s Girl from the north.  I can prove it, just take a look at the drawing of Archein I made on a sticky.  The main gate is to the north, and the hidden gate to the west, and this is always the way I look at Archein – from the north.

So really this post has no reason behind it, other than to illustrate the face that I don’t like to look at things from the west.  Unless I’m standing on Sullivan’s Island Beach, which I will be doing all next week!  Don’t expect any posts from me while I’m on vacation 😉

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Rebecca Enzor

Rebecca Enzor is a chemist in Charleston, SC who writes Young Adult and New Adult Fantasy and Magical Realism. Repped by Eric Smith of P.S. Literary.

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