Undateable Girl By Day, Karaoke Star by Night

Amber Petty
6 min readOct 21, 2022

Sometimes it’s better said in a song

Originally published in an episode of Writing Class Radio

“Colors of the Wind” is a surprising crowd favorite Photo: Amber Petty

“All by myself”

I sang the strains of the Celine Dion favorite with over-the-top conviction. The spotlight hit me perfectly as I wailed out the final notes in triumph. The audience broke into applause.

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Amber Petty

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