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Beginning or ending

NaBloPoMo Writing Prompt for January 20, 2012:
Which do you enjoy more – the start of a book or the end?

The start of a book offers promise, potential, anticipation – all generally positive things, really.

The end can evoke different feelings, both positive and negative, depending on the book: bittersweetness, because I loved it so much and I’m not quite ready to say goodbye to the characters yet; relief, because I have finally finished struggling through that tedious tome; annoyance, because I’m unsatisfied with the author’s conclusion; excitement, because I want MORE and I know there’s either an unread sequel or other work by the author just waiting for me; frustration, because I want MORE and this book is all there is; satisfaction, because I’ve added another completed read to my mind’s library; gratitude, because I have learned and grown from the author’s words.

Though it’s not always positive, it’s always good, so I’d have to say that all in all I prefer the ending.

Laurel Storey, CZT – Certified Zentangle Teacher. Writer, reader, tangler, iPhoneographer, cat herder, learner of French and Italian, crocheter, needle felter, on-and-off politics junkie, 80s music trivia freak, ongoing work in progress.