Golden Key — You’ve been given a key that can open one building, room, locker, or box to which you don’t normally have access. How do you use it, and why?

A golden key. Solid gold? Can I sell it?

I can’t think of any place on the real earth I want to go that I cannot access. If it’s the key to memory, I’ll skip it thanks. I remember quite enough.

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Key to a vault? A vault full of money? Whose money? I’m sure it isn’t mine, so I’m not clear on what good it would do me. Are you suggesting I start a life of crime?

At my age? I don’t think I have the nerves for it. I’m pretty sure I never did. Besides, my luck being what it is, I’d be the one person to be given “a golden key”, go grab a few goodies … and the FBI will be waiting when I exit the vault with my ill (but easily gotten) gains. The very definition of easy-come-easy-go.

Tell you what. I’ll keep the key as a memento. Put it on a golden chain (maybe I can find a nice one on sale) and wear it in remembrance.

I’ll think of it as my blogging prize, okay?

Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Writer, photography, blogger. Previously, technical writer. I am retired and delighted to be so. May I live long and write frequently.

29 thoughts on “KEY TO WHAT?”

  1. But a contact with the FBI would be great. I could tell everyone I know a female American gangster who has met all those nice looking filmstar lookalike guys from the FBI. We could write letters and I would really try to visit you. That would be an interesting experience. I can see the headlines in the newspaper. “Local girl visits colleague in Alcatraz (or wherever) arrested by Clarice Starling.”


  2. Very true. If you don’t normally have access then chances are you’re not supposed to have access so the key will need to open 2 doors. The first one gets you stuck in jail and the second unlocks your cell door.

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        1. I suppose the key can be whatever you want it to be … but if it gets you into someplace you aren’t supposed to be, I’m pretty sure a pair of handcuffs and a one-way ticket to a cozy prison cell is the only ticket you’re going to get.


  3. If it can open any door to any room it is magical. Maybe ‘magical’ comes with a clause that gives you immunity from prosecution, and in fact, grants you expanded privilege. I would plead ‘magical’ in court.

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  4. I actually have a friend who wears a nice necklace with an ancient silvered key. It’s a good idea. Looks great on her.


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