Thursday, December 4, 2008

Drabble: Twist Ending

Twist Ending

There is a twist at the end of this story.

I know, the twist ending has become so ubiquitous as to no longer be a surprise. I know it’s usually sloppy writing, leaning on shock or surprise to carry through a story which might not otherwise stand on its own. Much harder to put all your cards on the table, engage the reader through strong plotting and character development.

But who has the time for that, anymore? Much easier to trick the audience, let them feel either clever for catching the twist or stupid for missing it.

Wait for it...

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