Today’s Misdemeanor : Loitering
There’s no great club without a clubhouse- That little place where your characters meet to discuss the bad guy or revenge tactics. It makes you feel all warm and fuzzy, like you’re a part of their inner circle. Or in the case of the men from ‘Fight Club’-the basement of some abandoned building where they can bond while punching the living crap out of each other.
In some books it’s the habitual campfire on the beach, or in the woods. Sometimes it’s the parking lot of some abandoned building or a hut located on the outskirts of an enchanted school of witchcraft and wizardry (gotta have an HP reference. Now I know why JK Rowling rocks. She’s got EVERYTHING in her books).
We used to hang out in all of the above. Well, minus the hut. Across the railroad tracks and through the woods, to the bonfire keg party we go. But there was also the Mcdonalds parking lot. The Baker’s Dozen parking lot. The 7eleven parking lot. And the Hank’s Dairy Bar parking lot…you get the picture. It was a small town. I consider myself lucky that we didn’t tip cows for fun.
What places have you loitered and what is your favorite meeting place in movies or literature?
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