Lillie McFerrin posts a “Five Sentence Fiction” prompt.
This week it is: The End
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?
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.
Well you certainly nailed the prompt. I don’t think anyone could pull it off better than that!
wow… that was a very nice compliment. Thank you.
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).
You’re absolutely right.
I started to comment, but wasn’t sure how to end it.
Oh, well . . .
My mother always said, “Never start something that you can’t end.”
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!
I did that from the beginning to the ends.
Finit (just a little change of pace)
Ha ha, very well put. The. End.
With nothing more to add, it’s…
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[?]” 😉
ummmmmm, could be!
I think Faulkner stole that one, too.
Sometimes the end really isn’t the end.
What was the prompt again?
The end. But that’s only just the beginning.
Great short piece, props for your response to the prompt!
Thanks, and props to you, too!
In prop-priety, and pertuity and end-less
Very entertaining, and you make a valid point. Is the end ever truly the end? I think not! Well done!
If not well done, possibly medium rare – or in this case overdone?