Closing lines

Opening lines get all the glory. Instead think of a closing line instead and work back to the beginning…

Here are some closing lines to get you thinking.

A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens

It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known

Gone With the Wind – Margaret Mitchell

Tomorrow, I’ll think of some way to get him back. After all, tomorrow is another day.

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain

But I reckon I got to light out for the Territory ahead of the rest, because Aunt Sally she’s going to adopt me and sivilize me and I can’t stand it. I been there before.

To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

He would be there all night, and he would be there when Jem waked up in the morning

Engleby – Sebastian Faulks

For some reason dreamed of sparkling Greek sea, Aegean blue, with wooden boats, their white sails filled with love.

Five on a Treasure Island – Enid Blyton

They will, but that’s another story.

Angel Uncovered – Katie Price

So she turned to the man she knew she had to be with, looked him in the eye, and said ‘Ethan, take me I am yours.’

For you to try

Pick on of the above closing lines and write yourself a short creative story – 500 words – off you go!

PS: I have not read the Katie Price novel, have you?

One Reply to “Closing lines”

  1. Love this idea – opens up so many new possibilities and ways of thinking/dreaming.

    No i;ve not read any Katie Price. don;t think I plan to . . . . .

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