The Simple Life of Anna Fiorella (for Trifecta)

But wherever they go, and whatever happens to them on the way, in that enchanted place on the top of the Forest, a little boy and his Bear will always be playing. – A. A. Milne, The House at Pooh Corner (1928)

Famous last lines. They can wrap things up or they can leave us hanging. They can make us laugh or they can make us cry. They can stir up warm, wonderful feelings or they can make us want to scream obscenities and beat the book repeatedly with a hammer until we ultimately throw it out the window.

But, most importantly, last lines can be inspirational.  And they’re exactly what we’re talking about at Trifecta this weekend. Participants are asked to write an “amazing closing line to a story in exactly 33 words.” Well, Trifecta, I have no idea if my submission is “amazing” but I do know that it’s the first thing that popped into my head. And sometimes I think you need to jump at these moments.

So here goes …

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The Simple Life of Anna Fiorella

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She turned to look over her shoulder one last time but he was already gone. And she was a child again. Her marriage? Her career? Her son? Had it all been a dream?


12 responses to “The Simple Life of Anna Fiorella (for Trifecta)

  1. I like it – a lot !!!! I want to see the movie !!

  2. Get writing. I want that book. PERFECT PICTURE by the way. When did you and ODNT Jr. go on such a creepy walk? 🙂

  3. Hmm…. Afterlife?

  4. I am imagining all kinds of things that could have happened to her, from the supernatural to the mundane. Either way, this is a perfect ending.

  5. Great ending. I think you did well sticking with the first thing that came to mind,

  6. Nicely done Michelle 🙂

  7. Or time travel. I’m obsessed with it. Very cool picture and I sometimes wonder if I’ve dreamed something or if it really happened. Nice!

  8. Great closing line. It makes me wonder about everything that came before.

  9. It sounds like it might be a sad ending. But then again it seems like most endings are sad.

  10. This was a perfect response to the prompt as it left me wanting the beginning and the middle. Thanks for joining us again this week. Be sure to come back tomorrow for the new challenge.

  11. Hmmm …. I’m wondering if this isn’t a supernatural tale. And I came to that conclusion before I saw the photo. I like how you made my mind start working to fill in the rest.

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