USING STORY ENDINGS FOR STORY STARTER IDEAS.
You don’t have to start at the beginning of a story. Some writers enjoy the rewinding mystery of following a story from its ending back to the beginning. There are many ways to do this and no limits or rules to influence how you get there either. Try using these story endings as story starter ideas and see where they lead you.
She knew they weren’t coming back. They all knew. Nobody could change that now and nobody wanted to.
The last stone fell on hard wood. He wiped his hand on his trousers and smiled.
It had been worth it she decided. At least that was something.
The catch on the window still stuck. The door still creaked. She no longer cared. They had saved her.
Forbidden she thought. What did they know – if they thought words could stop her?
Finally it seemed to rise. Up, over and beyond. She resisted the urge to wave. To acknowledge them was to make them real. She never wanted that.
Water flowed down the hills, winding its way. It went to find the river to join it and then find the sea. The sea was where it would end.
He never wanted to hear that word again. It had brought him here and kept him here. He would never be free as long as that word was spoken. Now there was nobody left to speak and he was free.
Sands shifted and blew. The rings around the trees looked dark. It was only shadow. Dark was no more.
She followed the sound of the radio to its source and pulled the plug. She had no need of news now. She knew what was happening.
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