Friday Freewrite #40 – “The ends of things…”

Fall is officially here, Daylight Savings wreaking its semiannual havoc with the cogs and wheels of my inner clock.  This is the time of year when, if you believe in such things, Friday-Freewrite-smallthey say “the veil” is thinner, the voices of those who’ve come – and gone – before us more audible in the quiet moments between things.  It is the time in our yearly cycle of decay, decline, of loosening our hold.

This week’s jump line explores the idea of the end, how we make sense of loss, and what this essential part of life’s cycle means to each of us.

If you are new to the Friday Freewrite, here’s how it works:

  • I post a “JUMP LINE,” a short phrase that will serve as a writing prompt, each Friday.
  • YOU put pen to paper and write for 90 seconds. (I’ll do it, too, of course.)  Don’t think.  Don’t cross out.  (That is wise advise borrowed from Natalie Goldberg in Wild Mind.)  Just start with the prompt and see where it takes you.
  • Then POST YOUR RESPONSE as a comment.  (Just click the comment bubble  to the right of the post title to leave a reply.)

Are you ready? Let’s begin!

Today’s jump line:  The ends of things

See the comments below the post for responses.

Note to Writers Forum members in good standing: The newsletter editor will be perusing Friday Freewrite responses to publish in the newsletter.  If you DO NOT want your response printed, kindly indicate this in the comments.  We are happy to respect your wishes.  Happy writing!

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One thought on “Friday Freewrite #40 – “The ends of things…”

  1. The ends of things, they say, are also beginnings. Always. Although I know this is true on an intellectual level, there is part of me that will always cling tenaciously to the status quo. This is our human condition, is it not? To resist the end, to search unendingly for some constant, some perpetuity. I suppose it’s the security I crave, and the ends of things remind me there is none – even when I think I have found it, it is a lie.

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