Do you ever think about what happens to characters after finishing a story or after the closing credits roll? I thought about this after watching a movie called Corrina, Corrina, which stars Whoopie Goldberg and Ray Liotta. *Spoiler (highlight to see)* I wonder if the characters stayed together. They hooked up in 1959 when interracial relationships were more than a bit taboo. If you’ve seen the movie, what do you think? Did they last or succumb to societal pressures? *Alert*
Some stories end and I don’t think about what happens to the characters down the road. Not because I don’t care, but because I can’t or don’t want to think past the last page or final scene. For example, Octavia Butler’s Kindred. The characters survived all the stuff they went through and that’s enough for me. I also think this story and others aren’t meant to live beyond the last page or final scene.
Do you ever wonder what happens to the characters after a story or movie ends? If so, which story and what did you wonder.
Writers, do you think past the end of your own stories? Do you see your characters after the happily ever after/happy for now?