Friday, March 4, 2011

a life changing event.

"So long everything!" he shouted
Then he ran next door to Margot's house
"I'm moving," he said
"Where?" asked Margot 
"Two weeks away," he said 
"Mitchell, where is that?" asked Margot 
"It's everywhere I will be after I walk for two weeks," said Mitchell, "I have lived in the same place for a long time, it is time for me to go someplace else" 
"No," said Margot, "You have only lived next door for fifty years" 
"Sixty," said Mitchell 
"Fifty, sixty. What's the difference?" said Margot, "I want you to stay next door forever" 
"I can't," said Mitchell, " I do not want to go wake up in the same old bed and eat breakfast in the same old kitchen. Every room in my house is the same old room, because I have lived there too long" 

"And you look at me and think, same old face, same old tail, same old scales, same old walk, same old talk," said Margot 
"No," said Mitchell, "I like your face, tail, scales, walk and talk. I like you"
"I like, like, like you" 
"I like, like, like you too," said Mitchell 
He walked through the door
"I must pack," he said

xo ao


  1. I think it would take you two weeks to walk to Asheville.

  2. This sounds like something similar I red last year in one of my short story seminars at uni. Where did you take it from? Or is it somethign you wrote yourself?

  3. this will forever remind me of bright eyes.

  4. its from a children's book called mitchell is moving.

  5. lovely :) i feel dreamy reading this.

  6. Mitchel is Moving was my favorite book as a child!

  7. ahhh i love the bright eyes song that the little boy reads this for.