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Offline thunderingelephants

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Re: Worst last line?
« Reply #30 on: January 16, 2011, 04:38 AM »
I love this thread!

Susan
Interesting story ending!

Seriously, I think my downfall is rounding up to the title:

I think Everyone's Going Quackers...Including me. :confused2

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Re: Worst last line?
« Reply #31 on: January 16, 2011, 05:40 AM »
J.Ro, I love this! That is, I would totally hate it if I were reading that book. Yet I feel compelled to add to it. I hope you don't mind the extra detail here:


But tomorrow, tomorrow would be a new day, bright and sunny and full of endless possibility under the watchful eyes of our zombie overlords.

:lol Melissa K    adds a twist of brain eating irony
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Re: Worst last line?
« Reply #32 on: January 16, 2011, 04:59 PM »
At long last; exhausted, torn and tattered they reached the treasure chest and opened it to find another map.
You must do the things you think you cannot do.  Eleanor Roosevelt

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Re: Worst last line?
« Reply #33 on: January 16, 2011, 10:35 PM »
And they lived happily ever after, despite the heartbreak of psoriasis.

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Re: Worst last line?
« Reply #34 on: January 20, 2011, 03:03 PM »
A lot of funny stuff here! :laugh

Lemme try a couple:


"I hope you learned your lesson about this," Billy's dad said. "So, can you tell me what you learned today?"

Billy thought for a moment, then he finally said, "I was supposed to learn something? What are you talking about, Dad?"

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"...So that's how your dad and I solved the mystery of the noise in the attic," Lisa's mother said.

Lisa, who had been picking a hole in the carpet, glanced up at her mother.

"I'm sorry, were you still talking to me?" she asked.

"This is your life and you be what you want to be.
Just don't hurt nobody, 'less of course they ask you."

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Re: Worst last line?
« Reply #35 on: January 21, 2011, 02:08 PM »
Then the lion ate the (continued on next page, which got left off because it was the only word on the page and the type size was already 8 point)

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Re: Worst last line?
« Reply #36 on: January 21, 2011, 03:22 PM »
This story will be concluded in the next and final book in the series...
ANGLERFISH, Cherry Lake Publishing, 2014
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Re: Worst last line?
« Reply #37 on: May 11, 2011, 11:30 AM »
"But I married him anyway, because I knew true love would change him."

Best. Line. EVAR!

My favorite? "Rocks fall, everyone dies." Usually when you're fed up with the story and just want the ending already goshdarnit!  :pullhair:

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Re: Worst last line?
« Reply #38 on: May 11, 2011, 11:41 AM »
Had a story that was really quite popular with under eight year olds and I kind of hold my head in shame. I had a habit of rounding final line back to the title of the story.  One story, (an anthropomorphic one) "Everyone's Going Quackers" was used as a quote: "I think Everyone's Going Quackers," Damian said. 
Including me.
Shockingly bad, but I kind of liked it, so did quite a lot of children I narrated it to, but that was probably because an interactive story, not the vocabulary used. :groan

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Re: Worst last line?
« Reply #39 on: May 11, 2011, 08:31 PM »
Funny stuff!  Here's one...


At long last, another unpleasant chapter of her life was finally... closed.
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Re: Worst last line?
« Reply #40 on: May 11, 2011, 09:55 PM »
At long last, another unpleasant chapter of her life was finally... closed.

 :dr I love threads like this!

After all that detective work, George still didn't know who the killer was.

The dragon destroyed, the villagers could finally live in peace. Unfortunately, developers showed up the next morning to turn the whole place into a Wal-Mart.

Roland drew me close, his warm breath on my ear. "There's something I have to tell you," he whispered, his voice melting my heart. "I'm in love with your sister."

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Re: Worst last line?
« Reply #41 on: May 11, 2011, 10:31 PM »
I LOVE this thread!  So many great lines!  :applause

Here's one that would drive me nuts:

We all froze when the phone rang.  Mom stared at the caller ID and said, "It's Dr. Newman.  The test results must be in."



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Re: Worst last line?
« Reply #42 on: May 12, 2011, 03:12 AM »
Just a thought: could this be the response we think others might think or us writers feeling self-conscious?  A bit of both, I think... :eh2

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Re: Worst last line?
« Reply #43 on: September 06, 2011, 08:35 PM »
How did I miss this thread?

How about:

They were completely out of dog food.

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Re: Worst last line?
« Reply #44 on: September 07, 2011, 06:40 AM »

Here's one that would drive me nuts:

We all froze when the phone rang.  Mom stared at the caller ID and said, "It's Dr. Newman.  The test results must be in."





Ohhhh. . . that last line would make me go crazy!

Here's my last line:

"So," she asked, "did you land the job?"

Oh no, he thought, and in great nervousness he picked up the spoons and forks from the table and started juggling them. Then he sneezed.

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Re: Worst last line?
« Reply #45 on: September 07, 2011, 07:15 AM »
"Absence really does make the heart grow fonder."
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Re: Worst last line?
« Reply #46 on: September 07, 2011, 11:56 PM »
Hmmm, how about.....

Oh man, I got nothing. That's not my line. I just wanted to come up with something terrible and I can't think of anything.  Wait, it's coming to me.

"And they rocked on happily ever after."

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Re: Worst last line?
« Reply #47 on: September 08, 2011, 05:33 AM »
He plunged his fork into the egg salad. He was delighted that she had prepared his favorite lunch. She smiled at him and offered more. He nodded yes. She plopped a large blob of yellow muck onto his plate and waited. He shoveled the egg salad into his mouth with great vigor. Suddenly, he gasped and clutched his throat. She laughed and remarked, "You should have asked for tuna, dear." 

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Re: Worst last line?
« Reply #48 on: September 08, 2011, 06:40 AM »
As Gandolf and the others gathered around the fire with their mugs, chuckling at Mary's latest tale, Frodo stayed behind. He reached into his vest pocket and removed the ring. It sang a dark tune as he stroked it lovingly and whispered, "The switch worked... my Precious!"

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Re: Worst last line?
« Reply #49 on: September 08, 2011, 11:52 AM »
When the doctor said I didn't have worms any more, that was the happiest day of my life.



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Re: Worst last line?
« Reply #50 on: September 08, 2011, 12:41 PM »
When the doctor said I didn't have worms any more, that was the happiest day of my life.




Hahahahaaaa!

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Re: Worst last line?
« Reply #51 on: September 08, 2011, 01:19 PM »
Loved "the not having worms"...heeehhheeeehheeee