It’s just a key you say? I guess it is in a way. There isn’t anything spectacular about it. Small, silver, and ordinary, it’s the kind you’ll find in almost every hardware store, and the possibilities of what it could open are endless. A secret door. A locked cabinet. Desk drawer that’s hiding top secret paperwork. A treasure chest full of goods. I suppose it could even be the key to someone’s heart. Or an invitation for a little … ah hem…. fun! I could go on and on. Unfortunately, the only thing I can tell you, is what it doesn’t open.
You see, I found this key on my key ring a week or so ago. Similar to both my house and office key, I was trying to open the door at work and couldn’t get in. I looked and saw that it was bright and shiny, unlike the one for home, so I knew it had to be the one I use for the office, but after plugging it back in to the lock, it still didn’t work. So, I took another look at all the keys on my ring. I don’t have many- home, car, office, bosses office, and work post office key. And now, I have this extra key. Hmm …
I have no idea how it ended up on my ring, or what it goes to, but instead of being concerned with those things, my imagination immediately took off and I began thinking about all sorts of scenarios and storylines that I could possibly use it in. I’m stealing this line, “Hey, I could use that!” from my friend, Bill, whom it has become a running joke of sorts with, because in the mind of a writer, everything is a potential story.
My husband thinks my mother in-law may have given me a key to their house that I don’t seem to remember. Maybe or maybe it’s a special key that unlocks the closet to my superwoman suit. I prefer to think the later. I suppose I should probably ask, but why … when the possibilities are much more fun to think about.
See I do have a woman women suit!
So, anyone want to get creative? Let me know the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a secret key.