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The New Year brings resolutions to make things different this time around.  This past year in particular, we had the rollover of the Mayan Universal Cycle.  Rather than an end, we find ourselves in a new beginning.  Use this week’s prompt to explore the cyclical nature of existence or how someone might break that cycle.

In addition to the usual bragging rights and judgeship, this week's winner will win a copy of "The Book of Adam and Eve"  the first story in my AI: Genesis series which covers just such a topic (or another short story in my collection of their choice).

The Judge

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This week's judge is no stranger to the winner's circle.  David Ludwig has won Motivation Monday several times, along with nearly every other challenge on the Flash Fiction circuit.
Best of all, he is a tremendous supporter of other writers and always offers helpful critiques when he judges.

Visit his website to find out more about David.  You'll find fascinating posts about gaming, blog series like  Lost Girls' Society, artwork and information about the new Super Flash Fiction Magazine.

The Prompt

The events transpiring had happened before.  [I/He/She/They] knew exactly how this would end.

*Feel free to replace anything in the braces, with a comparable word/clause*

The Rules

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  1. The story must start from the prompt.  This means the prompt must be the
    first words in the story.
  2. No more than 500 words (not including the
    prompt).  No less than 100 words.
  3. Any genre (in fact an
    unexpected genre will get you more points.)
  4. Entries must be submitted
    by Tuesday Noon EST
  5. The winner of each week's competition will be
    invited to judge the following week and post the winner's badge similar to the
    one shown here.
  6. If your story would be rated R or NC-17 in a movie, please post a note to that effect at the beginning of your entry.
  7. Have fun!