Whatever happened to Dorothy after she returned to Kansas?
If you're like me, you often wonder what happened to a beloved character after you read that last page and close the book. You know their story doesn't end there; it's just that no one's bothered to write down what happened after that.
Do they truly settle down to a more mundane life after their great adventure? Perhaps they do, but eventually find themselves missing that adventure of a lifetime - especially as time erases the less pleasant portions of it, leaving only the highlights with a golden shine about them in the vaults of their mind.
What if their mundane life doesn't turn out quite like they'd hoped? Or it does, but still pales in comparison to what they remember? What if they have a possible way to return to that place of golden memories?
What if this were you? Would you go? And if you did, would you stay or would you return once more to take up your mundane existence?
I enjoyed this short story. It does an excellent job of putting you in the shoes of a woman who has been sleep-walking through the last few years of life and slowly awakens to her very average life as the tale progresses. Once awake, she has choices to make. Should she continue wearing the shoes of the life she's created? Or should she kick them off, put on her old ruby red slippers and see what happens?
Read on to find out what choices Dorothy makes as middle age comes upon her.