in the end

You can know a story by examining how it begins, and understand it by examining how it ends.

In life, the ending is in the beginning. In writing too, openings and endings resonate.

bush-timber-bench-mount-barker-museum-western-australia photo: Leon Brooks

Here, on this bench, was the end.

Writing Prompt: Write the opening paragraph – show what began on this bench. Then show how it ended.