Every story has to have its ending, and there have been times in history when a particular ending was preferred. King Lear was even altered to give it a happy ending (which I felt defeated the artistic work of Shakespeare). Some people can’t wait for the end, wading through drama and angst solely to get to the “happily ever after,” while others seem upset if there is no death, no sorrow, no cost to the heroes journeys.
So I figured, during this A to Z journey, it’d be a good time to get other reader and writers’ thoughts on this. Do you like happy endings? Are you “okay” with sad ones, where a beloved character dies? Or do you long for that tragic ending where you ache at the end and throw the book across the room?
Copyright 2016 Andrea Lundgren
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