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Post: Out of the Ordinary

Mon, 05 Oct 2015 07:02:43 GMT

SlytherinChaser
Mon, 05 Oct 2015 07:02:43 GMT

This story is beautiful in its simplicity. I love the way the author uses the indentations in the car seats to create a physical image of stagnancy. The small change of appreciating the wind in one's face is made so significant by the rest of the story--it really highlights the author's talent.

jillcrainshaw
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 02:22:20 GMT

Thank you. I enjoyed writing this piece.

2k2mc
Tue, 03 Nov 2015 14:53:16 GMT

Like this a lot, the view from within a long standing relationship, after the initial magic and allure is gone, longing for something fresh and wild but not really, the little things we do to keep that feeling of wonder alive , stave off the monotony.

randisbrown
Thu, 05 Nov 2015 00:28:16 GMT

I loved this story - not just because I like cats (although the story is excellent on that count) - but after being married 21 years - I get what the woman is feeling - and love the surprising gesture of riding with her head out of the window. This will stick with me a while.

ijf3311
Mon, 23 May 2016 18:35:44 GMT

Yes, I agree with many about the marital feelings. They come across as authentic in this piece. And sticking the head out of the window at the end to feel the wind. I still love that feeling, riding in a car, the wind beating my hand. And let's be honest, who doesn't love cats that wear helmets and ride motorcycles?

BWWolff
Mon, 01 Aug 2016 18:37:27 GMT

A lovely twist to tie up an important and unexpected point about relationships and growing old alongside someone else. I am impressed, and a touch envious, of the way in which the story believably drops in the potential of the nearly supernatural. It has a sense of Walter Mitty to me, which is lovely to find so well flushed out in such a short tale.

ladystormparade
Mon, 12 Dec 2016 11:10:14 GMT

I love the last line, especially since the main character was brought out of the suffocating interior of her car by the relief of the wind. I see that symbolism.

wiptaylo
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 19:05:03 GMT

The tomcat on the back was surprising. Loved it. i could tell you were having fun while writing this.

Brando
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:47:37 GMT

Enjoyed this. Something still there between the two after all those years, but she's still not going to let him destroy her enthusiasm.

MessyGardener
Sat, 13 May 2017 12:06:39 GMT

I like the simplicity of this story. How it seems so sad, but then there's the cat riding a motorcycle and how much something so small can mean.

Alyssa Jordan
Wed, 09 Aug 2017 21:05:25 GMT

This story stuck with me long after I read it. It's so relatable, and I love that the narrator acted on her desire. Really great work!