Find THE END in Flash Fiction and Short Stories

How do you figure out where and when to end your short story?

Juneta Key
The Art of Fiction
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6 min readSep 19, 2019


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Endings — The long and the Short!

What constitutes ending in stories? Let's start with the definition and how the definition can relate to the story.

End according to Merriam-Webster

By definition, the logic here tells you to create boundaries in your story that will lead to a definitive ending or conclusion.

The Word Ending according to…

This tells you that an ending is obvious like a stop sign. Logic tells you the ending in the story will cue the reader that the immediate story is over or is coming to the end.