Part Z, the last in a continuing story from A to Z [link to the beginning]
Zoey was drifting in the void, trying to hold on. She wasn’t ready to go, didn’t want it to be over.
She heard his voice calling her through the darkness and fought even harder not to let go. She didn’t want to leave this place. Not yet.
“Zoey love, are you all right?”
No, she wasn’t. She wasn’t ready for it to end.
“Zoey, c’mon. It’s okay, let go.”
She sighed and opened her eyes, giving in to the inevitable, and smiled up at the handsome familiar face leaning over her.
EDIT TO ADD:
This used to be a post containing 1750 words and the ending of a story. I’ve deleted almost all of those words for reasons I talk about HERE.
The TL;DR version is that I hated this rough draft ending and have changed it, drastically, in the expanded and edited version of the story I’m planning to self-publish. If you’re new to reading this blog and haven’t yet read the regrettable ending, I don’t want you to get that old version stuck in your head.
Tough decision, really tough, because it seems like a giant tease to delete it (even though it was available here for almost three weeks). But I’d rather do that than leave any more readers disappointed with an ending that just doesn’t work.
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