Falling For Fiction. Today we're sharing hangers (last lines of chapters)! I don't think I've ever before paid this much attention to my ending lines (or even my beginning ones). First lines are crucial - this lesson has certainly been driven home. But studying these lines out of context, all on their lonesome, has given me a new perspective.
The aim of any last line is, of course, to keep the reader hangin' on for dear life. To make them hungry for more. I'm not sure that my hangers below do that, but I guess that's up to the reader!
I've chosen last lines from chapters of DANNA, as I did with my first lines, but not necessarily from the same chapters. Here they are:
- That way lies danger. And that’s the way I’m going.
- Disturbed, I turn back to the window and press my face against it, dying for fresh air and open spaces.
- For the first time in over a year, I wish my mother would haunt me.
- Now that’s one hell of a daydream.
- I think she was onto something and it got her killed.
- More fun times I have certainly known.
- Losing balance, falling, and vomiting up everything I ever ate.
- Then he’s gone, and I’m alone with my shitty thoughts.
Now, I'm going to get around to reading some more people's last lines in just a bit (as well as the first lines I haven't yet checked out), but first I want to say something totally unrelated to the rest of this post. If I were a robot (see image below), maybe I would have had more of a chance of figuring out what's in that first image. Even when I opened the image in a new window, I saw no extra detail. See why I get annoyed with captchas?