Despite it being the first meeting of 2017, we took endings from well known books and worked our way back to create short, alternative stories ending with these famous last lines.

Read our alternative, much shorter versions of some much loved classics.

Books and their endings

The Stories and Their Final Lines

The Time Traveler’s Wife, Audrey Niffenegger

“He is coming, and I am here.”

Memoirs of a Geisha, Arthur Golden

“Whatever our struggles and triumphs, however we may suffer them, all too soon they bleed into a wash, just like watery ink on paper.”

The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath

“The eyes and faces all turned themselves towards me, and guiding myself by them, as by a magical thread, I stepped into the room.”

The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway

“The old man was dreaming about the lions.”

Gone With the Wind, Margaret Mitchell

“After all, tomorrow is another day.”

The Makioka Sisters, Junichiro Tanizaki

“Yukiko’s diarrhoea persisted through the  twenty-sixth, and was a problem on the train to Tokyo.”

P.S. I Love You, Cecelia Ahern

“In the meantime, she would just live.”

The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger

“It’s funny. Don’t ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody.”