yesterday at the oregon scbwi conference, this was next to my parking spot:
why are there three manhole-type covers? in a row? mysterious.
clearly they each lead to entirely different realms. your fate is determined by which you choose. but you have no way of knowing what lies behind (er, under) each portal.
maybe in reality, these don’t lead down to a labyrinth of subterranean tunnels filled with unhappy monsters, or to a storm-battered ledge on an alien mountain, or to the magic shoe closet of a spoiled princelet bent on world domination.