Category Archives: Novelists

A nice ending for a novel

And so they stood there hand in hand watching the waters of the river flow by until they got bored and left. – James Steerforth Author’s note Novelists usually attempt to wrap up the novel with an ending that packs … Continue reading

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An American Tragedy

Takes poor pregant girlfriend out on lake, drowns her. Wants new life with rich girl. Gets caught in the end. Fries. – James Steerforth (© 2012) The task at Trifecta was to tell one’s favorite book in 33 words. Of … Continue reading

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The books that changed everything

Pretty soon I started reading John Steinbeck, Ernest Hemingway, William Saroyan, Truman Capote, Upton Sinclair and many other American writers. Continue reading

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Ending 24 – from an Italian novel published in 1827

Before the first year of their marriage was completed a beautiful little creature came to light; and, as if it had been made on purpose to give Renzo an early opportunity of fulfilling that magnanimous promise of his, it was … Continue reading

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Ending 23 – from a Russian novel published in 1938

The novel ending this time is not to be guessed at. It is a giveaway for the reason that the word at One Single Impression this week is ‘laughter’ – which made me think of light laughter (the kind everyone … Continue reading

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Ending 22 – from a British novel published in 1722

It must be observed that when the old wretch my brother (husband) was dead, I then freely gave my husband an account of all that affair, and of this cousin, as I had called him before, being my own son … Continue reading

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Foul … from a shy pornographer

In response to Sunday Scribblings: #96 – Foul How about something a little gross? I have to admit that the inspiration for this prompt is my being in the room with a farting dog whose rump is aimed right at … Continue reading

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