Never and Always the End by Ben

photo by Mikko Lagerstetd

The world was straight. But it appeared to me to be moving in all directions across all dimnsions. I fell to my knees, gasping as I saw the words flash before my eyes, living and writhing. "The End." Everything went black.
And then I was back at the beginning. My head had cleared. That was the cruelest part. Every time I began the journey through my story, my story, I could remember every bit of agony and sorrow from the last time I completed my travels for the thriller I had written. I had tried to make the book end at the beginning and begin at the end. The End. The first words I had written. Somehow I was then pulled into a story my words wrote for me. An agonizing, bone-chilling thriller. The final chapters were worse that all the pain and suffering on all of planet Earth. Not that I would ever see it again. I knew the story would move forward, eventually to Chapter 23, but for now I sat down to sob into my arms. After all, it was part of the story.

The Cliff

picture by Saffron Blaze
Prompt: Write a story that begins or ends with "everything went black."

The 2,000 foot walk to the top was treacherous enough without having to jump back down. The mountain was more like a mural of 15 foot tall knives.  I should not have let my mom talk me into this. "It will relieve stress," she said. "It will be fun," she said. Ok, let's get this over with.  I couldn't walk back down to save my life. I tried to stall as long as I could; kicking rocks, drinking water, adjusting my parachute. I wasn't fooling anyone. I jumped. Everything went black.

Reality by Shilo

Prompt: Write a story that starts or ends with "everything went black."

My heart pounds as I try to grasp the reality of what just happened. The blood pools at my feet. But it's not mine. Just a few seconds earlier I had been running home from school. Who knew I would come home to this? I hear a door slam but don't register what it means; I'm too wrapped up in my misery. A sharp scraping noise next, and I'm snapped back to reality. I fall to my knees, but this time, the blood is mine. Then, everything went black.