The inspiration for Agnes Harper's peculiar little dwelling is this small, boxy orange stucco house embellished with comma-shaped brushes of brown paint. I wish when I was in Bottineau, North Dakota, I had taken a picture of it. It stood out like the proverbial sore thumb on its street amid more conventional dwellings and as a child I often wondered who lived in such a distinctly odd little abode.
Well, Agnes Harper is an eccentric lady, so she needed an eccentric dwelling. I'm glad I remembered the Peanut House. (I don't know if anyone still calls it that, but my mother used to call it that).
Just last month that idea came to me; this strange, enigmatic little character with her kleptomaniac cat William couldn't possibly live anywhere else! The tiny structure sparkles with flecks of gypsum alluding to the magical properties of its residents.
So if you enjoy a touch of whimsy in your fiction, you might enjoy this when I get it finished!