That’s the day’s prompt. My favourite book or film if I could change the ending in any way would I change? If not why is it perfect?
This pre-12th century word essentially means something that constitutes an end, a conclusion…
Well to be honest, the end of a melody is not its goal: but nonetheless, had the melody not reached its end it would not have reached its goal either. Sounds like a paradoxical parable right.
This reminds me of a passage from J.R.RTolkiens the fellowship of the ring.
“Bilbo: Have you thought of an ending?
Frodo: Yes, several, and all are dark and unpleasant.
Bilbo: Oh, that won’t do! Books ought to have good endings. How would this do: and they all settled down and lived together happily ever after?
Frodo: It will do well, if it ever came to that.
SamL Ah! And where will they live? That’s what I often wonder.”
Not that endings are bad it indicates that something else is about to begin, the story that has not been told as yet. Sometimes they don’t end; they just begin all over differently. Like Orson Welles said if we want a happy ending that depends. Of course on where we stop our story.
As a writer one thing that I did realize is that in the planning stage of a book it does not make sense to plan the ending. It has to earned by all that will go before it.