“there is nothing behind the wall
except a space where the wind whistles”
from “Drawings By Children” by Lisel Mueller
So, I did. And here it is 🙂
She read the advertisement, considered it, then set it back down, thinking it was not realistic. These things are never what they seem. The offer was seductive, though. She found herself perusing it again and again, longingly. Should she? Why shouldn’t she? What did she have to lose? The more the ideas swirled in her head, the more obsessed she became. She prepared, she dreamed, she couldn’t help but get excited even as she tried to tamp it down a notch. Don’t build it up too much, silly girl! Expectations beget disappointments. Much better to wait and see.
The day finally came! She arrived, only to see there is nothing behind the wall except a space where the wind whistles. What cruel trick was this? How had she been so duped? False advertising at its best. Why don’t you ever listen to your gut?