Sarah closed the door, a voice echoing in her head. “When one door closes, another opens.”  Well, her mother was wrong. That was the last studio she would knock on. She was tired of rejection. It was a good song; she had been certain of it

Meatloaf’s ‘Bat Out Of Hell’ was on the radio as she turned the car key. She recalled Jim Steinman saying the album had been rejected so many times that he believed some record companies had formed solely for the pleasure of rejecting their work.

With a smile, she decided to keep knocking.

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    Lotchie Carmelo
    Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
    2 years ago

    I love it, Mary. I am happy that your protagonist finds another inspiration to keep going and knocking. I also love this saying “When one door closes, another opens”, I also adapt it to myself. I love the positivity of your story, Mary. 

    Lotchie Carmelo
    Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
    Reply to  Mary Wallace
    2 years ago

    You’re welcome, Mary.

    Carrie OLeary
    Carrie OLeary(@carrie-oleary)
    2 years ago

    Great story Mary. It’s unbelievable to think Jim Steinman had so much problem selling the Bat Out of Hell Album. That is definitely motivation for your protagonist to keep trying. I think it always gives realism to your story if you can bring some comparison in from real life. Good Job.

    Eric Radcliffe
    Eric Radcliffe(@eric-radcliffe)
    2 years ago

    Well written Mary, I’m glad someone wrote about the saying – One door shuts, and another door opens, because a door wont open till it is knocked on. I know someone will think what if no one is in,? ha, ha.

    Marianna Pieterse
    Marianna Pieterse(@marianna-pieterse)
    2 years ago

    Mary, Jim Steinman was undeniably brilliant! Surely if he had been rejected, your protagonist (and people in general) should not be too hard on themselves if their talent/work is not accepted immediately. I’m glad he inspired your protagonist to persevere. There is a lovely message to keep going, in your story. Well done.

    Daisy Blacklock
    Daisy Blacklock(@daisy-blacklock)
    2 years ago

    Wow! I love your story. Your story, title and image work perfectly together.

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