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Old 09-13-2017, 10:37 PM
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Re: the first line of a novel

It was short . . 1,759 words.
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Old 09-14-2017, 01:35 PM
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Re: the first line of a novel

the newspaper writer definitely came out in you in this last bit. summary factual.

fiction, imho, is so much more fun, to write whatever ending suits me and hopefully satisfies the reader.

to each their own tho, right.


Originally Posted by budigart
They were misguided. They were "in love." I titled it "Franky and Johnny All Over again." Somebody done somebody wrong. He drank and went out for the night. She got pissed and stabbed him. I called police. She was arrested. His collapsed lung was re-inflated. She was prosecuted. I and a witness testified. She was let go. These few statements tell you all you need to know about today's world.

Here's the end of the story:

In the end, she loved him and he loved her. All she was doing was trying to say how very much he had hurt her, and how very much she loved him . When she drove the knife into his chest, she was saying, “This is how much I hurt,” and when she saved him, she was saying, “This is how much I love you.”
The really sad thing about humans and love is that, often, we just don’t know how to take the hand of the one closest to us and say simply, “I love you.”
I don’t know what happened to this couple. The case was dropped in spite of our testimony. Maybe, just maybe, love overcame all that night. That’s how I think about it. After all, this world spins on very little of any importance. But of all the things that make it go, love seems to be the best -- and worst – of it.
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