For the next year, I dedicated the second week of every month to highlighting different local settings found in my novel, Gatekeeper.
Today you get a picture tour of Caper Acres, Becca’s favorite park turned nightmare. As a kid I loved this park.
My favorite feature was, and still is, the crooked barn. You might notice a few discrepancies with this picture and the description in the book, first being the obvious lack of the silo. That’s because I made it up. The third level and silo tower, where you can look out over the entire park, are creations of my imagination. Maybe one day…
The second discrepancy is the overt lack of bumpy slide. I assume, like all metal park equipment, someone deemed it unsafe. Maybe the scorching surface in the summer on bare legs cinched its fate. Regardless, the countless children who will grow up without the benefit of being brain-scrambled while sliding makes me sad.
The rest of the pictures highlight places in the park I mentioned in Gatekeeper.
The yellow brick road doesn’t really exist. This tribute to the donors of Caper Acres inspired the idea. Imagine yellow bricks paving the dirt path. Maybe one day I’ll contribute the yellow brick road!