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The Circle Palms: Alternative Ending for Story Without An End

Updated on February 26, 2015
Circle represents the journey of their situations. Palms represent each character's side of their story.
Circle represents the journey of their situations. Palms represent each character's side of their story.

This hub is in response to the challenge to provide an ending for Story without an End by Jodah.

“The Ice Cream Man is here!” Courtney screamed with excitement as the sound of the ice cream truck pulled over slowly by the house. “Mommy can I please go get some ice cream?”

“Of course you can,” Susan replied, as she cleared out the dishes from the table to put them in the kitchen. Courtney then grabbed hold of Rick’s hand, pulling him to go with her to the ice cream truck.

“No, you little pest I don’t want to!” Rick retaliated in anger. “Just go and don’t bother me.” Courtney welled up in tears and ran to the kitchen to her mommy and just sobbed in her arms. Susan wondered what triggered her little girl to bowl in tears but Courtney just continued crying. Rick went out to the Ice cream truck and bought an Ice Popsicle and brought it to Courtney who was still crying. She refused to accept the Popsicle and refused the generous offer of Rick to carry her.

As the two were trying to comfort Courtney, Phillip pulled up outside the house. He entered the front door with his usual cheer of “hello my beauties!” Courtney then jumped out of Susan’s hands and ran towards the door and threw herself to the ever cheerful Phillip, who embraced her with such love and tenderness. Phillip soon noticed the tears in Courtney’s eyes and asked what happened.

“That man was mean to me and didn’t want to go get ice cream with me,” she answered with her sad puppy face.

“What man?” bewildered Phillip asked.

Just then, Rick and Susan came out of the kitchen. Susan greeted Phillip and introduced Rick to Phillip. Rick was visibly annoyed at the sight of Phillip and didn’t even offer a handshake. Rick tried to get Courtney off Phillip’s hand but Courtney screamed in contempt and refused Rick to even touch her.


Even death cannot end this story. It can easily circle the earth and start all over again!
Even death cannot end this story. It can easily circle the earth and start all over again!
For a moment whilst Rick babbled on about being a changed man, Susan contemplated forgiving him and giving him another chance.
For a moment whilst Rick babbled on about being a changed man, Susan contemplated forgiving him and giving him another chance.
Phillip two was in the same boat. Here is his ex love coming back for another try but he must be true to his heart too.
Phillip two was in the same boat. Here is his ex love coming back for another try but he must be true to his heart too.

“Please Daddy Phillip, can we go and get some ice cream?”

“We sure can!” Phillip replied while clutching her and giving her cute cheek a kiss. Phillip then took Courtney out, leaving Susan to face the irrational angry Rick.

“Daddy Phillip? Did you actually tell our daughter to call some guy daddy?”

“Oh so now she is your daughter?” replied hysterical Susan. “You wouldn’t even let her touch you and you make her cry and never bothered to ask about her before with your encyclopaedia speech of how you’ve changed and now all of a sudden you’re concerned because a more stable man that loves her has got your attention?”

With that, they began to exchange words whilst raising their voices at each other, just as they did before she left him. After an hour of squabbling, Rick stormed out the door and left Susan flooding in tears.

Meanwhile at the Ice cream parlour, Courtney finally got her wish for an ice cream. Phillip got her some marsh mellows and a teddy bear with some balloons. Whilst they sat down and enjoyed each other’s company, Linda turns up with a couple of shopping bags. She screeches with excitement upon seeing Phillip and rushes over to sit by him. Phillip introduces her to Courtney, who was more concerned with finishing her ice cream.

“I waited for your call,” Linda said in a provocative but sultry voice. “Can we have dinner sometime?”

Phillip became a little uncomfortable, so he turned towards Courtney and ushered her to go play on the nearby bouncy castle. Courtney rushed off in excitement clutching her newly teddy bear she named fluffles.

“I don’t think so,” Phillip responded. “Linda, I have been doing a lot of thinking and though I appreciate and care for you, I do not wish to continue our relationship,” he said with a sad tone to his voice. “I intend to marry Susan and be a father to Courtney. I’m sorry.” Linda smiled, though she was deeply hurt. She hoped they would pick up from where they left off.

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The phone rang and Susan answered it with an after sobbing voice. It was Phillip, inquiring whether Rick had left. Upon hearing her ailing voice, Phillip rushed over to the house with Courtney. He comforted Susan and made dinner for all three of them. After a while, Susan calmed down and they enjoyed a family evening. When Susan was putting Courtney to bed, she noticed a lace on her neck that had the letter C on it. “The nice lady with daddy Phillip gave it to me,” Courtney said with a big smile.

After putting Courtney to bed, Susan asked Phillip who the nice lady was and Phillip elaborated to her the conversation he had with Linda. Likewise, Susan too explained her conversation with Rick to him. They talked for a long while into the middle of night and Susan realized that Phillip was indeed the night in shining armor. She made up her mind the next morning as she prepared Courtney for day care that she would not accept Rick back into her life and that she would file for full custody of Courtney and elect Phillip as her father. Rick did everything he could to get Susan and Courtney back, but evidently he lost them again and accepted that part of his life was completely over.

Two years later, in a beautiful beach ceremony, Phillip and Susan tied the not, with Courtney as their flower girl. They moved into a bigger home in the urban suburbs and soon added twin boys named Jasper and Japheth into their family. Susan still occasionally glimpses back to the thought of Rick suddenly appearing in her life and going through this cycle again. At least now she knows whatever happens, she has Phillip to lean on and nothing will ever make her want to go back to Rick again.

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      John Hansen 

      4 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Oh Aneegma, how tempting....chocolate or vanilla or both...lol.

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      Merida Craze 

      4 years ago

      John

      I actually just recently purchased a new Ice cream maker so am off to make another batch! I'll make you one.. which flavor?

    • Aneegma profile imageAUTHOR

      Merida Craze 

      4 years ago

      The Examiner

      Thanks so much and just read yours too and that also has a million endings to it..

      Always Exploring

      Thank you so much!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Another beautiful addition to Jodah's story. This can go on for ever. I love it....

    • Jodah profile image

      John Hansen 

      4 years ago from Queensland Australia

      I want ice cream now too.. :)

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      The Examiner-1 

      4 years ago

      I love it Aneegma. It seems to pretty much match the one that I just wrote. I voted it up and pinned it.

      Kevin

    • Aneegma profile imageAUTHOR

      Merida Craze 

      4 years ago

      Hi John!

      Thank you so much. I was actually craving for ice cream when the thought occurred to me to add it to the story LOL. Thanks for the vote up.

    • Aneegma profile imageAUTHOR

      Merida Craze 

      4 years ago

      Hey Emunah!

      Thank you so much. It's nice to be original lol. Loving your avatar photo. Very pretty.

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      John Hansen 

      4 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Absolutely wonderful ending Aneegma, my friend. You did an incredible job in carrying this story on from where I had left off. Jasper and Japheth...cool names too..lol. Voted up, shared, and I'll add the link to mine.

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      swilliams 

      4 years ago

      This is such a beautiful article Aneegma I love the art! Great job and very original!

    • Aneegma profile imageAUTHOR

      Merida Craze 

      4 years ago

      Thank you Shyron! I hope we can get to do more of these. I totally enjoyed writing this. Thanks for the vote up too.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      4 years ago from Texas

      Hi Aneegma, glad to see more hubbers adding an to John's story

      Voted up ABI and shared.

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