Today’s Ficlet for Ficlet Friday, “The End”, came to me in a fit of creativity late last Saturday morning.
Sitting at the kitchen table eating a late breakfast my mind flashed to certain folks in Raelyn’s Pre-K class discussing “having their picture made” which is a Southernism, a regionalism, a colloquialism for what I’ve always known as “having your picture taken”.
Two irregular verbs that feature prominently in a latter-era Beatles tune, The End.
The line: “And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make”.
I simply substituted “picture” for “love” and left that one line near the very end of my story.
I wrote most of the rest of it that day and have spent the intervening days just cleaning things up, removing duplicate or superfluous words and phrases and generally just making sure I’m supremely happy with the result.
I hope you like it too!