The inexplicable is fertile ground for fiction.

I saw this door in a Portuguese club on Saturday night.

It is set into a brick wall. It’s elevated about three feet off the floor. The top of the door extends all the way to the ceiling. It’s accessible only through a set of impermanent, wooden stairs. The plate on the door reads “Rancho.”

As a writer, I couldn’t take my eyes off this door.

Have you ever seen a better bit of inspiration for a novel?

image image