For those of you who took the time to read my last post and the vignette it linked to, I’ve posted the last line now. I had meant to do that first thing this morning, but one of our sons invited us out for breakfast, so I had to get ready and leave the house before I was fully awake.
Of course, knowing I had to wake up with the alarm this morning meant I barely slept last night. I don’t know why I can never trust the alarm. Anyway, during one of the times I lay there trying to fall back to sleep, I wished I hadn’t left you to guess the missing line because either it was obvious from reading the vignette or you would think of a much better line than I did. Either way my reveal would be ho-hum.
So then I considered posting a bogus last line. Something evil, such as:
I turn toward him and, with my free hand, plunge the knife into his heart.
Or something ambiguous, such as:
At last, I’m the man I was meant to be.
Obviously, in the end, I decided to play it straight. That vignette has been with me since May 2010. I wrote a post about the day it came to me. In her comment on Friday’s post, Michelle described the piece as “revealing”, and Cathryn agreed. After I wrote it, I realized it was a “conversation” one of my characters from The Brevity of Roses must have had with herself.
So, that’s that.
In other news, I am finally back to work on my next novel, which feels great. I still might publish a little something before the novel. I’m thinking about giving away a couple of autographed print copies of Brevity. And I might have something else in the works.
Ah, sorry, I guess I can’t help leaving you with a little mystery today. 😉