G – Even before I killed a main character, I let two other characters fall in love.
I made a conscious decision that neither individual would say, “I love you.” These three words alter everything in an instant, bringing our Western values and preferences for a happy ending into a story. Believe me, I wanted my folks to drift into the galaxy and live happily ever after. Instead, I described love in the actions of the characters as they helped each other in spite of almost insurmountable cultural and species differences. The plot, the action, and the fortunes of each character has to work for the story, no matter what.
How do you write it? Are your readers guaranteed a happy ending?
BTW, I’m enjoying this A to Z Challenge. Thanks to everyone who has responded to my blog. The variety of fascinating and beautiful blogs out there is amazing.