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Endings and beginnings (Friday Fictioneers)

December 29, 2016


Darkness falls quickly.

On the last night of the year a silence could be felt that was unusual in its intensity. No drunken screams, no shouts or cheers. Just silence. Waiting, breathless, hopeless. A countdown of shadows and death.

As the ball falls, lights flash and heat bursting colorful explosions fill the air. As one we breathe in and release a huge sigh. It’s over.

Chatter begins. Simple soft words filled with emotion and sentiment travel the airwaves. Love is a feeling of warmth. We smile at one another. A new year begins. A new dawn. A new hope…




May the force be with you.


This is a Friday Fictioneers prompt

word count: 99

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  1. Dear Laurie,

    I raise my glass and toast the new year with you. Love your descriptions and buildup to the last line. Nicely done.



  2. Great final sentiment left me laughing. Have a good New Year

  3. Happy new year, I hope next year will better.

  4. 2016 has been particularly harsh with who it has taken! Loved this. 🙂

  5. Ha ha ha. Happy New Year, Laurie.

  6. New hope.
    I hope 2017 is a better year for you.

  7. I know one or two people who would echo those sentiments. Happy New Year!

  8. Waiting, breathless, hopeless I fear this is how many are feeling about 2017. Happy New Year!

  9. Dale permalink

    What a great description… all to end with a guffaw! Loved this, Laurie!

  10. michael1148humphris permalink

    Some years are just almost unbearable. Hope 2017 is better. Happy new year.

  11. You captured the general sentiment about 2016 well. Happy 2017 🙂

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