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That would make a great writing shed. Or some kind of strange back-edge carnival attraction, the kind that teenage boys get chased away from.

John F. Ptak

Jeff: Patti has had her eye on a writin' shed for some time now. It's on Freedom Road, going into Morganton (NC, beautiful Burke County), and sits in an unattractive collection of sheds and stone and gravel and other heavy landscaping stuff at a Garden Store. We see it from the road every time we go to Patti's Mom's house. Patti's shed is 8x8x8 or so and is, basically, clear plastic, except for the door, which is solid and green. I've been kidding her abut it for years, how we could set the thing up in the backyard and she could close the door for some "privacy". We her loyal family and other readers could pull up chairs and watch her do The Creative Process from beyond the semi-clear plastic walls.
Somehow we've never actually stopped the car to look at the thing....


Nice idea. Solar, too. Of course, you know of George Bernard Shaw's writing shed, also solar in its way:


John F. Ptak

AH, yes, its beautiful. Looks like something that I can actually build, or built! I especially like the doorbell!!Also, I think that you can get away with building anything at all and have it look like you found it in the street as long as the whole thing could be rotated.

patti digh

That clear shed is still there. I slowed down the last time I passed it on the way past the Taco Bell and the Carbon Plant and there is a tiny little sign stuck to the green door. It says "Hold for Patti Digh."

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