Toxic Lucidity: The End

Her words were a blessing, though many called them a curse. When she finished, she smiled softly, tapped her staff on the ground three times, and vanished in a swirl of midnight sky.


This weekend’s Trifextra challenge: Last month we asked you to give us a killer opening line in exactly 33 words.  This week we’re asking for an equally amazing closing line.  It can be the ending to the story you began in the previous challenge or a completely different ending altogether.  Just make sure it’s exactly 33 words.

This is the ending to the novel I enticed with for the opening lines prompt a month ago.

This novel is important to me. Please share your thoughts on the closing line in a comment.

Thanks for stopping in and reading!!

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Stephanie Ayers

Executive Creative Director at Our Write Side/OWS Ink, LLC
A published author with a knack for twisted tales, Stephanie Ayers is the Executive Creative Director of OWS Ink, LLC, a community for writers and readers alike. She loves a good thriller, fairies, things that go bump in the night, and sappy stories. When she is not writing, she can be found in Creative Cloud designing book covers and promotional graphics for authors.
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16 thoughts on “Toxic Lucidity: The End”

  1. TheKirCorner says:

    WOW…..WOW! I love it. it’s a great ending and it’s open enough to have a 2nd book.

    I have missed being over here, I plan to spend a whole lot of time here tomorrow.

    I truly adore your words Steph.

  2. Lance says:

    No. I need more.

    well done mama

    1. SAM says:

      thanks lance. i realized today just how much i still need to finish. perhaps its time to curl up with my 50k+ and get back into it.

  3. Lumdog says:

    Yea. I want to know how we got from point A to point Z. Great ending!

    1. SAM says:

      thanks, lumdog. while this is the ending, there is still a lot of middle and end parts to write.

  4. OldDogNewTits says:

    The next Harry Potter series. This time for the girls. Awesome.

    1. SAM says:

      ohhhh, not quite, but I love the idea.

  5. Mel says:

    Impressive. I would read this book!

    1. SAM says:

      thank you!

  6. Jeanna says:

    I feel the need to buy myself a cane just so I can tap it three times. Love it!

    1. SAM says:

      i had forgotten about that part but it really is fitting. now to bring it all together.

  7. Annette Mickelson says:

    I love the picture you painted here. Stamping the staff, a happy twirl, and “poof” she’s gone.

    1. SAM says:

      thanks. i hope the readers of the book find the ending fitting.

  8. Linda Vernon says:

    I love it when people vanish in a swirl of anything . . . especially a “midnight sky” Perfect! 😀

    (P.S. What a great blog tagline you thought up!)

    1. SAM says:

      thanks on the tagline compliment. it took a lot of thinking, lol.

  9. trifectawriting says:

    Nice job with the prompt. I, too, loved the tapping three times. I’m left wondering what her words were. Thanks for sharing this.

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