Here's the question that has been wracking my brain for a few days now : Does every thing mentioned in your story have to come to an end? Through the course of my story, I introduce a pretty huge event that is integral to the plot carrying on. This event isn't part of the stories Plot, but the story doesnt continue if this doesnt happen. Can I end my story without ever bringing closure to this event? It isn't something that can just end. It isn't going to be "Closed" without alot of explanation that isn't needed for this story. Example: The story of a soldier recording the events of an army unit during WWII. His story ends when he goes home half way through the war to compose his video, does the wars resolution really matter? Does it need to be included in the novel anywhere? The answer I have come to on my own is that it'll be okay to just drop it off and not mention it again since the character the story follows is past that part of his life. Bringing closure to it would be for another character to achieve at some other time in a different story than I'm telling. I'm interested in other people's opinions on this matter. Through indirect actions, can you create a huge "What Happens To _____?" situation at the end of your book if it isn't relevant to the plot line of that story? Thanks in advance for your opinions!