Oh dear… oh DEAR…….
This Week’s Topic:
If you could rewrite the ending of any book, how would you rewrite it and why?
WHAT AM I GONNA DO?! *shakes random person by the shoulders* The inner voice commands me to be calm, but how can I? There are so many books I’d like to change the ending of, but know I just couldn’t!
Before I actually choose a book and explain what I’d change, let me say something. I am a happy-endings lover. As in, if there’s a sad ending, I will stay up for a couple of hours at night, listening to dark, angsty music while thinking darkly of the ending. The last half hour of this night time brooding has me switching to happy music (take, for example, Magic by Olivia Newton John) and imagining a completely different ending for the characters, and yours truly throttling the bad guys. I believe that this is some form of fanfiction, but seeing as I never get around to writing it down….. well….. I’d like to call it Mind-enders-fiction. Or MEF for short. ^_^
The first book I thought of changing the ending for when I read the prompt was The Reptile Room, the second book in A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. I LOVED Uncle Monty! Him dying upset me so much. And being denied ownership of the Incredibly Deadly Viper. 😦 Sorry if I’m giving away the ending to you, and you were thinking of reading the book. My ending would involve Uncle Monty having listened to the kids when they told him about Olaf being…. Olaf. And he’d have called the police, Olaf would have been arrested, and Uncle Monty would be safe! 😀 And then they could all have cake and enjoy playing with the Incredibly Deadly Viper. ^_^ It sounds a lot better in my head, I assure you.
And now to post this then link to it in a comment on the RTW post…..