Creative works by author Dan Foley.

The End

The End—melancholic words if there ever any. The end of a journey, the end of a relationship, the end of an era. The End of a novel is all those things. As a writer I strive to reach the point where I can finally write The End, and when I finally get there I have to say goodbye to all the friends I made within those pages along the way. Sometimes they surprised me, sometimes they shocked me, but they were always there for me, even when I wasn’t sitting in front of my computer working with them. They would wake me up at night, join me in the shower, and demand my attention when someone (usually my wife) was talking to me. And now, they’re gone, frozen within the world I created for them. I will move on, create new companions, but I will leave them behind. Hopefully they will go out into the world and make new friends, find new companions to share their story with, at least until those friends reach—The End.