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Why story endings aren’t the end of the story.

Mr. and Mrs. Smith is one of my favorite movies. There’s that spectacular tango scene where the two lead characters interrogate one another on the dance floor. Great irony, slick editing and priceless expressions. Then they say it:

John: So much for our happy ending.
Jane: Happy endings are just stories that haven’t finished yet.

I’ve always loved this exchange. It makes me wonder: What happens after a story’s happy ending? Read the rest of this entry »

Endings. Should they be conclusive or ambiguous?

“I look for ambiguity when I’m writing because life is ambiguous.”
― Keith Richards

I wrote a post awhile back about the power of the final words in a film/book, which generated some great conversation.

But what about endings that end before we find out how

[Yes, that was intentional.] Read the rest of this entry »