Lilah Pierce of The Good Grief Writer is hosting today's fest, where writers put up the last several lines of something they wrote, whether it's the end of a chapter, a story, or an entire book. I thought it sounded like a ball, and I look forward to reading the other participants' last last lines.
We're allowed to include up to 25 lines (so there's enough back story for the final bit to make sense). Instead of making my entry that long, I'm throwing out three endings to chapters (mostly because I'm indecisive).
They're all from Band of Sisters. (Not THE ending, mind you. I'm not going to spoil stuff, but here you'll get to see three of the five women in the book and their personalities: Kim, Jessie, and Nora.)
End of Chapter 5 (Kim):
Until now, she'd pictured the baby as a mass of tissue that was making her feel sick all the time and making her pants tight. Now it looked real. She'd seen it moving around. She'd seen the heartbeat. It was a real person.Darn it.
End of Chapter 23 (Jessie):
"Here I was feeling guilty for getting the bigger steak because I'd have to cut down on diapers or something else in this week's budget to make up for it. Running out of diapers wouldn't have been good."
End of Chapter 30 (Nora):
She'd send a note to Russell demanding that he stay at the base from here on. Being a colonel should offer a few perks, and one of them should be not turning your wife into a widow.
Find the links to the other blogfest participants HERE.
Shameless plug: To download the first three chapters of Band of Sisters, go HERE.