Prompt: Take someone's final words (be sure to say who) and use them as the first sentence of a 100 word paragraph.
Source: None. Famous last words of Ludwig van Beethoven.
Original Airdate: May 24, 2010
Friends applaud, the comedy is finished. The curtains have been closed, the props put back in their musty shelves. The comedy has done; it is finished. The bows have been taken and the music wearily played. Now begins the tragedy. The stage manager nurses his drink and the dancers hang up their shoes. The actors argue in cigarette-smoke breath and lowered voices. The clowns put on normal-sized shoes and walk home through the sooty snow. Friends applaud, we have finished the comedy.