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Shift the pencil on the paper.
Write a story, a story that could change the world.
A story that gives your life meaning
A story that sells a million copies
A story that takes years to complete
You need to finish it.
And this story, well, it’s nothing like you’ve ever seen.
It will shock, delight, and amaze you.
Critics will rave and give it 5 stars
And even the haters will secretly enjoy it under the covers with an old flashlight.
You just have to finish it first.
This story contains messages, hidden
In layers of simile and metaphor and idiom
And symbols, juxtaposed.
It will use the word “juxtaposed” in a way that makes scholars of literature
See the word in a new way.
This book will have its own language.
You just have to complete it.
So here we are, at the end, a mournful finish for the reader and writer
And, of course, the heroine of the tale.
And it’s not anything like Hollywood
And it’s not any of that “life goes on” stuff
And it’s a unique ending
But don’t let tears splatter the pages
Or you won’t be able to read it again