“The End” #SoCS


I had just typed “The End”, not because I’d actually use that in my novel but because I wanted to see it. I wanted those two words to satisfy me in a stick-to-your-ribs kind of way. I’d finished. Done. Complete. 

Except, as I hit the “d”, my finger lingered over the key. I had a sinking feeling. Shit. What was that? Why? Where was the relief? The satisfaction?

There would be no pat on the back or job well done today because, whether I wanted to admit it or not, I knew what was happening. My story had just started. There’d be a lot of shredding going on today. Because “The End” was the beginning. 





Having a bit of fun playing in Linda G. Hill’s SoCS (Stream of Consciousness Saturday) prompt. No planning? No editing? Yes, please! 

This week’s prompt: Write about the beginning of something and the end of something. Bonus points if your first sentence contains “the end” and your last sentence contains “the beginning.” 


*No editing allowed in the #SoCS but, alas, there was a teensy bit. I cut out some of the curse words as I’m not sure they’re allowed (and there were more than a few). Jeepers, I didn’t think to ask that. Shame on me. I should know better. Because. Me. 🙂

60 Second Writing Challenge


I saw this on Sacha Black’s Blog. It’s her “Writespiration” for this week. I couldn’t help it — I had to take this challenge. It is so cool. And I’m grateful to Sacha for introducing me to the site, One Word, which says:

Simple. You’ll see one word at the top of the following screen.

You have sixty seconds to write about it.

Click go and the page will load with the cursor in place.

Don’t think. Just write.


Below is what poured out in my minute. Try this exercise, bookmark this site, and remember, as with all good freewriting exercises, no editing allowed. And have fun.


One Word:



Silence. Beeping, hacking, coughing, talking, yelling, beeping. Fleeting moments. Time is gone. Walls close in. Hoping. Waiting. For silence.