Lilah Piece is hosting a blog fest tomorrow on her blog. She's featuring last lines. In her own words, she states, "pull out your favorite ending, and post it to your blog on May 1st. Entries do not have to be last lines only, it is understandable that a build-up may be necessary. I'd say that the previous 25 lines would be a reasonable length. It also does not matter if the last line is for a scene, chapter, or book, just as long as you wrote it."
She has 42 people lined up for it and you can read all their last lines by visiting her blog tomorrow. I'm cheating a bit and posting my ending today.
I'm sharing a piece that I cut out of Canary. I like to give my deleted scenes a new life somewhere!
It's from the start of the book after Kate's dad tells her and her brother that they will be transferring to Beacon (the prep school where he coaches basketball). Kate's brother, Brett, throws a fit and the conversation is left unfinished as Kate's dad goes after her brother. Kate reflects on the conversation with her dad.
Dad never asked me how I felt about changing schools.
Maybe he was afraid I would feel the same way Brett did.
I would have told him he didn’t have to convince me, I would have quickly agreed.
My old school was where I went when Mom got sick, the place where I sat and wondered what was going to happen to her.
It was the place I did work with results I no longer cared about, focused only on the results of Mom’s tests.
The halls of that school held friends who pretended nothing had happened, because I guess it was easier than talking to me about what did.
While Brett fought to stay at his old school, to stay, I was ready to run forward.
If Dad would have asked me how I felt about going to the new school, I would have told him that he didn’t even need to ask.
In a life where nothing seemed to be right anymore, leaving was the first thing that did seem right.
Cool Bonus: If you read this blog today (Friday), that means there is still time for you (yes, you!) to be a part of the blog fest. Why not? If you are, let me know in my comments so I can read your ending!