Last Words: 10 Great Closing Lines From Literature
So you've written the perfect 10/10 story but your last line is a bit lacking? Nailing the last words of a story can make the difference between a 'wow' and a 'WOW'. Here's how 10 authors have done it previously.
1. "After all, tomorrow is another day."
Gone With The Wind, Margaret Mitchell
2. "Very few castaways can claim to have survived so long at sea as Mr. Patel, and none in the company of an adult Bengal tiger."
Life of Pi, Yann Martel
3. "But wherever they go, and whatever happens to them on the way, in that enchanted place on the top of the Forest a little boy and his Bear will always be playing."
The House At Pooh Corner, A.A. Milne
4. "He was soon borne away by the waves and lost in darkness and distance."
Frankenstein, Mary Shelley
5. "Are there any questions?"
The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood
6. "And then, while the pretty brunette girl finished singing her verse, he buzzed me through like I was someone who mattered."
The Devil Wears Prada, Lauren Weisberger
7. "I lingered round them, under that benign sky; watched the moths fluttering among the heath, and hare-bells; listened to the soft wind breathing through the grass; and wondered how anyone could ever imagine unquiet slumbers, for the sleepers in that quiet earth."
Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte
8. "The scar had not pained Harry for nineteen years. All was well."
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, by J.K. Rowling
9. "It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer. Charlotte was both."
Charlotte's Web, E.B. White
10. "Later on he will understand how some men so loved her, that they did dare much for her sake."
Dracula, Bram Stoker
Make sure you enter your 500 Words story by 7pm on Thursday, 23rd February.