Beyond the End

“the end” tales 🙂

Carrot Ranch Literary Community

the-endNovember 8, 2016 was an end. To what? Perhaps the cliche of “life as we know it” suffices. No matter one’s standing, a post-Trump election ends how we perceive ourselves as a nation, and how the world perceives us. The change an ending brings is already in motion. Some rejoice. Some want to normalize it without process. Some seek meaning. Some protest.

It’s fitting that writers explored what the end means. While we might want satisfactory endings, the end can also surprise us or shake us. This week we explore the possibilities of the end we didn’t see coming.

The following are based on the November 9, 2016 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that pivots around an unexpected ending.


Communal Shower by Anne Goodwin

Undoing the buttons down the back of Esther’s dress, I remember the Rosenbergs. What fools we thought them to…

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