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Endings and beginnings (Friday Fictioneers)

December 29, 2016

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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…

 

 

FUCK YOU 2016

May the force be with you.

 

This is a Friday Fictioneers prompt

word count: 99

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22 Comments
  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.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

  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.
    Tracey

  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. 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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