What’s So Amazing?

What’s So Amazing?

I told her my earliest memories were of wanting out. Wherever I was, I didn’t want to be there. Nothing has changed. I’m looking for the door right now.

“Sweetie,” she said, “you know there’s really only one way out, don’t you?


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41 Responses to “What’s So Amazing?”

  1. michellelongo says:


  2. Stacie says:

    Yes, the front door! Because I’m not going with that other interpretation 😉 Way to pack a punch into 42!

  3. How did you know I have this conversation daily?
    Great Gargleblaster, Michelle!

  4. This has rather an ominous feel to it, eh? I like that…a lot.

  5. Enjoyed reading this take on the prompt

  6. theinnerzone says:

    Enjoyed it. The right punch!

  7. Sam Merel says:

    I love this. It’s mysterious and ominous and maybe even a little hopeful all at once.

  8. saroful says:

    Clean. I like the hook.

  9. jannatwrites says:

    It’s all so final, and as someone wrote: ominous. Then, I read Stacie’s comment – I’ll go with the front door too… we have keys to come back in if we decide to!

  10. Christine says:

    Fantastic! Ominous, maybe, but I came away with the sense that you have (or, you know, the speaker has) someone on your side, someone to remind you gently of how the world works, and keep you anchored to the earth. It was the “Sweetie” that did it, I think. :)

  11. Suzanne says:

    Ooh, this is great! Loaded words, wonderfully placed. Love the matter-of-fact tone at the beginning and the reality check at the end.

  12. Larks says:

    My initial thought was “Is the only way out “through”?” I always feel like “through” is exactly the opposite of out.

    • michellelongo says:

      Another very interesting perspective! I would agree that through isn’t really like out though. I mean, eventually it is, but how far you are from the other end can make a world of difference. I’m going to think about that a bit today.

  13. habibadanyal says:

    I think through is better than out, like Lark. I liked it. A lot.

  14. Oh! I love that last line!

  15. tinsenpup says:

    Oh, perfect! That’s how it should be done.

  16. Marcy says:

    I liked this too–and the comments really added to what I got out of it. :)

  17. TheJackB says:

    I want to know more about how to get out.

  18. tnkerr says:

    The word that springs to mind immediately is “Pragmatic”, as in having a practical point of view and leaning towards practical considerations. “She” is pragmatic and “Sweetie” is a searcher. You got all that and more with 42 words!

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