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Reconstructionist 1: a view from a hotel window

February 26, 2017

I took these shots in the wrong season (Dec 31. 2016 and Jan 1, 2017 to be specific) and from a higher floor but I thought you might be interested in seeing the view from Wisteria’s hotel window in Catching Echoes, Reconstructionist 1.

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An excerpt from Catching Echoes, Reconstructionist 1, Chapter Two:

I lapsed back into gazing out at the gorgeous city and toying with my bracelet again. I brushed my fingers over one of the two tiny reconstructions hidden among the platinum house and tree charms.

Effortlessly, I pulled a glimpse of a darkly tanned boy with golden-hazel eyes out from within it.

A sudden gust of wind hammered rain against the lower pane of the window, drawing my attention. And for a moment, through the blurred wash on the glass, I thought I saw a blond, pale figure standing in the rain at the edge of the outdoor pool, four floors down.

A figure that I would have sworn in that instant was Kett, gazing up at my hotel room.

Heart thumping, I threw myself out of my chair, pressing my hands against the rain-spattered window and scanning the wide, adobe-tiled patio below.

The image I’d pulled from the reconstruction winked out.

The area around the well-lit pool and hot tub was empty. The lounge chairs were all folded and tucked away along the edges of the sundeck. A slight haze of steam rolled off the tranquil light-blue water of the pool, and what little I could see of inside the hotel from this angle was devoid of people.

I had just imagined it.


I was allowing the tension of the day to make me feel vulnerable, even hunted. And that was a state I knew too much about already. I didn’t need to be randomly manifesting monsters stalking me in the dark.

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. Susan permalink
    February 26, 2017 12:44 PM


  2. Kendall Jarish permalink
    February 26, 2017 5:22 PM

    Stunning view 🙂

  3. February 27, 2017 3:12 AM

    Wow such a wonderful view. One day we’ll get to Vancouver 😀

  4. February 27, 2017 10:18 AM

    I’d be curious if there are similar photos of the views from Wisteria’s apartment in Seattle. Was there a real apartment you were describing or just a generic location. I was trying to imagine the location since I once lived about 8 miles from Pike Place Market.

    • February 27, 2017 11:15 AM

      The apartment is a figment of my imagination (though obviously based in an actual neighbourhood). 🙂 I usually do a mixture of real/imaginary in all my books. For example, the graveyard in R1 is also not a ‘real’ location. I decided it would be possibly disturbing for people if it were real. But the restaurants and other neighbourhoods are actual locations. 🙂

  5. Rovansek📚 Sherry🌶 permalink
    March 2, 2017 7:08 PM

    Wow, what a beautiful view. Can’t wait to see it live in September! Sooooo excited!!!😊😊😊

    • March 2, 2017 7:34 PM

      September is usually an excellent time to visit Vancouver. 😊

  6. Manju Chaudhuri permalink
    July 3, 2017 4:10 AM

    Very vivid picture of the scene. Beautiful!

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