I’m participating in The Last Line Blogfest with Lilah. Click on that link to visit her last lines and other writer’s who are participating.
Quick rabbit trail: I’m an official writer now! I’m working for Suite101 writing articles. Yay! I’ll have my latest articles in a widget on the side of the blog soon.
Back to the regular program: The Last Line Blogfest is where I post the last line of something I’ve written. Or the last twenty-five lines. So here are the last twenty-five (thirty-seven actually since some of it is a poem) (I suck at poetry by the way, it’s just part of the story) lines of my novel.
Jane sipped on her cappuccino and fondled the journal. She couldn’t help herself. She opened it and started reading.
When she got a quarter of the way in, Liza had written this:
My mother used to love me. I don’t know why, but when you came along, it changed her. She became the voice in my head. Not the good one, the one that tells you that you’re wrong all the time. And when I met John, I kept him a secret. The first time he met my parents it was to tell them we were getting married. It was a disastrous night; I don’t want to relive it here.
And when we started planning our wedding, my mother took over. My brother hadn’t gotten married yet, and he was a boy. I was her daughter, even if she didn’t like me. But it was hell. I’ll put it this way, whenever we walked into a dress shop, my mother would ask for only the cream-colored dresses.
So John decided to give me the best gift ever. My friend Sarah and I went shopping for a white dress. John said it had to be white. And three days later we were secretly married at the local courthouse. I wore this gorgeous dress (I’ll put a picture in here) and flip-flops. John looked beyond handsome in his best suit.
It was the most beautiful day.
One White dress
On the next page a Polaroid was taped in. It was a photo of John holding Liza in his arms, in her white dress. Her flip-flops were dangling from her feet, and they weren’t taking their eyes off each other. In the background were two people making faces, probably their closest friends.
Jane closed the journal and held up the dress. It was a little faded, but that only added to the beauty. It was so simple and elegant; it took her breath away. She wondered where the flip-flops were.