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Boo Radley’s House – Friday Fictioneers

Good Wednesday morning!  Say it like you mean it!  Today’s Friday Fictioneers came immediately and I just simply wrote it without thought. Gah… that always worries me. However, I am sticking with it!  Today’s photo is brought to us by Ted Strutz.  Excellent choice, Rochelle. I love the feel of this photo.  And thank you for hosting this weekly party.  If y’all wanna see what others wrote or, even better want to add your own, click on the frog below!

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Boo Radley’s House

That house has a Boo Radley feel to it, don’t you think?

Are you thinking like a Finch or like the rest of the lot?

What do you mean?

Well, are you scared for no reason or do you have compassion for the man inside?

No need to get all uppity with me!

Seriously. Does the place spook you or are you curious and empathetic about who lives there?

I think we’re talking nonsense. The place looks abandoned.

Not nonsense.  I feel love coming from it.

You are so weird.

If you say so. I wonder if it’s for sale?


185 thoughts on “Boo Radley’s House – Friday Fictioneers

  1. To me, a European, it looks just fine and certainly the kind of house I’d be VERY attracted to. That wrap around porch, the many windows, the placement with trees around it and a wooden fence…. what’s not to like. As I know none of those characters, I’m not biased either. So, how much is it?! 😉

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    • It is right up my alley house-wise so I’d be very interested, too. these characters are from “To Kill a Mockingbird” 😉
      Dunno. Not my picture 😉


  2. Not sure I would encourage them to buy it, if they are a couple the certainly don’t agree on it.
    Plus, and it a very big plus, I see the ghostly figure of a woman or a child dressed in dark dress and long white apron. She is standing Infront of the fence on the right of the photo almost under that last window? 😬

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  3. Hey Boo…I mean Dale,

    In the context, I can see where one of the speakers sees love in that house. Boo was so misunderstood and, in the end, a hero to Scout and Jem. Well done, my friend.

    Shalom and lotsa unbiased hugs,


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    • Dear Scout… I mean Rochelle,

      He was totally misunderstood. And yes, he was a hero. Who wouldn’t want a hero’s house?

      Shalom and Lotsa Boo Radley love,


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  4. It reminds me a great deal of our old farmhouse my great Grandfather built in 1901. It’s still standing and lived in. It has, like most houses, seen both love, compassion, hate and remorse. But it is still standing due to the dedication to keep it alive. Like many relationships, huh? Well done.

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  5. It looks like a cool house that is creepy looking in the photo. But I love that everyone is seeing ghosts. So, that upstairs window could definitely be something. I would kind of like to walk by there in person, but maybe not live there, or walk inside if I see those ghosts. If Dale opens it as a B&B though. . . 😏

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  6. Poor Boo! Such a harmless soul–if memory serves :). I loved that book, haven’t read it since high school. I should read it again. I’d probably understand it a lot better now.

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  7. Ah, not Boo’s house, no …
    It has a feel of many stories to it, though. So, if I was going to look at it for purchase (and the surroundings would matter, as well …) I would have a little ‘conversation’ with it, me thinks, to ascertain who and what ‘comes with’ … and if we’ll get along and find the stories to tell … 😉

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  8. I guess you will know how others feel about the house by the stories they tell about it. Good questions and you see light there, which may give the place the hope it needs.

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  9. With all the love coming out of it, it might be a bordello. Something’s for sale, but it’s not the house.

    I love the Boo Radley reference. “To Kill A Mockingbird” is one of my favorites.

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    • Well, I dunno that this is even a couple who are strolling and talking about what they see on their walk. But it could definitely make for an interesting story if it is even for sale… and at a reasonable price.

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    • 🙂
      I think the texture of the image more than anything else. It does look like it was taken through a car window, don’t you think?


  10. Lovely… and fun…

    conjuring the spirit of that wonderful closing scene on the Radley porch. When I read the book, that was the scene that really hit me like a ton of bricks.

    I remember going to read it to my mother, who I felt would love it, and feeling my voice break as I read it.

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      • I still miss those rimes of sharing sometimes.
        I miss her kind encouragement in a a world where it’s becoming a lost art.
        Given the way those eyes are smiling in that profile pic, I imagine it’s a gift you have.

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  11. I like this. A musing on one of the great stories of our time. Never saw the movie, but I have seen parts on TV. Gregory Peck earned that Oscar.

    Five out of five flying Atticus “Finches.” (barrump-BUMP pssshhh)

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