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In fewer than 400 words, write a story in which you start at the end. After the final scene (your beginning), you may:
  • Work your way backwards through time
  • Flash to the start and move forwards
  • Skip around
Susan Vreeland’s novel, Girl in Hyacinth Blue, serves as an excellent example of reverse chronology. Vreeland traces a painting from the 20th century to the 17th century, portraying the painting’s mysterious power and the way it changes people’s lives through the centuries. 

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