Even though I really, really shouldn't be procrastinating writing by doing memes (as there is shamefully little time left to procrastinate before i hand this sucker in) I couldn't resist doing the 21 Last Lines meme stolen from likeadeuce
And as I have only written about 23 fics total, 22 of which are archived at AO3, I just barely meet the requirements for the meme!
*Note the reverse chronological order is closer to when I wrote them to when I posted on AO3- most of my Carmen Sandiego fics were posted to ff.net before I archived them at AO3. ( 21 Last Lines )
When possible, I really like to have my last lines be "careful" and exact, with the precision of a poet. I would say #'s 2, 6, 10, and 20 are most like that. It surprised me how often I end with dialogue (7 times) because I rarely open with dialogue. I don't mind making the pornographies when it feels appropriate, but sometimes I just can't go there for whatever reason, so 13, 14, and 19 are that (ironically 13 is curtainfic that was already preceded by porn.) Multi-chapter stories that I have worked on for months are really hard for me to end, part of the reason I don't write them that much any more. I love #12 as a story, but I still wish i could have come up with something better for those last lines. The issue was I was using the framing device of having it be a lost part of Phedre's life story, and so I felt the need to return to that framing. I think it leaves the story on a more intellectual and reflective note than i would have liked- a conflict of the head versus a conflict of the heart.
#20 is by far my favorite, if you were curious. My refashioning of Jacqueline Carey's "when love cast me out, twas cruelty took pity on me" for my own nefarious purposes. (mwaahaha) it's such a great line on its own, so i can only take partial credit. If there are any you are curious about, please feel free to ask!