From the Beginning to the Ends: Five Sentence Fiction

Lillie McFerrin posts a “Five Sentence Fiction” prompt.
This week it is: The End

graphic from Lillie McFerrin

graphic from Lillie McFerrin



From the Beginning to the Ends

From the beginning to the end, ours was a troubled relationship, though nobody thought it would end.

It was the end though, or at least the beginning of the end, before we even realized the end had begun.

At first the beginning of the end wasn’t clear; but soon we knew that it was clearly the end that was coming, and then the end was near.

The curtain fell at the end, which signified, at least to us, it was the end.

But who really knows when it’s the end, when is something truly over… when is the end really the end?

The End

Randy Mazie

Adapted from a previous Blog entitled “The End of Short Stories” by me. Please click here or on the name of the blog to read and have a few more chuckles before ending.


18 thoughts on “From the Beginning to the Ends: Five Sentence Fiction

  1. Ok, so is that the end? Or merely the beginning of the end? Or maybe it’s the end of the beginning and next week you will begin the ending? In other words, I assume this is the commencement of the denouement! Correct me if I’m wrong (and I know you will).

  2. Now that wasn’t a good end for them but a great end to a really well worded story! I liked the way you played around with “end” .. Very apt usage of the prompt!

  3. Is this a relationship, or just a show? Aren’t some relationships just for show, though? In which case, was Shakespeare right when he said, “Life is a tale told by an idiot, all sound and fury, in the end signifying nothing[?]” 😉

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