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.
Thank you. I enjoyed writing this piece.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
The tomcat on the back was surprising. Loved it. i could tell you were having fun while writing this.
Enjoyed this. Something still there between the two after all those years, but she's still not going to let him destroy her enthusiasm.
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.
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!