The story continues after this. It’s not the end.
The paragraph stops suddenly, and from its vantage point, there is a deep valley and emptiness beyond. Questions are asked, but not answered. Darkness.
Naturally, the characters are scared. They don’t know what’s beyond this or if they’ll survive.Â This is a part of the story, of course, but the characters don’t understand this. All they know is the paragraph, which is the now. They forgot that before this one, there were other paragraphs where they breached the gap and arrived safely on the other side.
From the point of view of the character, every sudden stop or failure in every story feels like it could be the end.Â But it’s a story, so of course it feels that way. Without the unexpected, it would be boring.
But there is only one ending in a story. Very likely, this is not it.Â It’s probably just a paragraph– and all you need is a new vantage point.
Become the reader. You’ll see this.
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