The Epilogue: The Story’s Not Over

But Should It Be?

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After reading a great book, you reach the end, and the author wraps the story up just right. You are about to close the book, but you turn the page and see that there is an epilogue. How do you feel about that?

Should stories have epilogues?

Readers don’t all agree on whether it’s a good idea to include an epilogue. I bet…