#WeirdWednesday: Famous last words

Looking at these famous last words as tweets paints them in a new light.

 

Kris Holt

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Published Dec 12, 2012   Updated Jun 2, 2021, 5:38 am CDT

The conclusiveness of a story’s final line is just as powerful as the world of possibility that unfolds with its opening.

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The Last Words documents the final lines of fictional books and the last few syllables uttered by some well-known people on their deathbeds. There’s an impactful finality to the tweets, knowing that those stories will not continue beyond that point.

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There’s a poetic sensibility to most of these phrases and sentences, and looking at them as short stories in their own right paints them in a new light.

In the words of Spaced’s Tim Bisley, let’s skip to the end.

Photo by Matt McGee/Flickr

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*First Published: Dec 12, 2012, 6:04 pm CST