The Original Ending
By Denise Alicea
So we all have original endings that we have come up with when writing and absolutely loved right? Well what happened to your ending? Did it get elaborated or did it change completely. So before I got published, I had a dear friend of mine edit my short story, Consoling Angel. Since the story took place with two characters, one who traveled back in time. My original ending was a short ending and got straight to the point or so I thought. You learn so much from the editing process. I learned that we have to take it easy and explore the character progression and emotional journey. My main character, Mira was going through a process of withdrawal and becoming very introverted due to her father passing. I needed to add more about what happened with James and Mira. So a suggestion from my editor was that to add more to the middle. What I ended up doing was giving Mira and James more time together in the past. So always look at your ending and ask yourself is this this the right thing for your reader?
The Original Ending
Chuckling softly, he touched my hand and I froze. “Maybe we have met.” Hearing his voice with the warmth of his hand upon mine, I nearly dissolved, feeling nothing around me. This had to be Jimmy reincarnated. As Ms. Winkler continued her art lesson about drawing, I turned my head and smiled at him. This was the gift fate was willing to hand me along with the message: I guess you can find love across time or maybe it just finds you. James and I looked at each other again with knowing smiles.
This was the start of something new in my life.
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Mira did not know what she had in store the day she fell asleep while wanting to escape her current situation. Overcoming the death of someone close and burying herself in school and an internship has kept her somewhat awake and alive.
An admiration for the actor James Dean was all that kept the memory of her father alive. If she couldn’t be with her father, she could at least remember what they shared. She always wanted to meet James Dean.
Be careful what you wish for. It may just come true.
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About the Author:
Born in Manhattan, New York and raised in Connecticut, she found that she was more interested in what went on in the past, than in the future. Denise always enjoys reading a variety of book genres such as ancient history, fantasy, science fiction, poetry, and romance. She has a great respect for the arts, her first love being drawing and painting. Writing is a medium that would inspire her to share the ongoing stories in her head.
Author website: www.denisealicea.com