Your writing is beautiful--sharp, and it's almost too tempting to read ahead because I see all those one-liner paragraphs, haha. Mature/strong sentences, really lovely setup, and crazy interesting subject. The Way seemed like a good healthy tradition, and then it seemed like an Orwellian commentary on following the beaten path, and then it seemed like maybe a metaphor for life. Haha I absolutely loved it.
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I want to know what's in the egg!! If anything, that was the only reason I was discontent at the end. You're gonna make me go write my own continuation of it, just to figure it out (;
Good luck on the contests! I'm voting for this one!