Hello all this is my first post and I'm excited to be apart of this writing community - although I am a screenwriter I am excited to discuss STORY with all of the forums members... Now to the question! Is a car crash that leads to a death a cheap way to end a story? Basically in my story character A (who is best friends with B) has done wrong to character B by cheating with his girlfriend. Although there are other elements to the story it is mainly about the broken friendship between A and B - Character A who is going through a rough stage in his life is trying to win his friendship back. However just as character A and B are on the road to recovery character A is involved in a crash that kills his best friend (Character B) and he never gets the chance to say sorry. My original intention for writing the story is that I believe most human beings put off calling that old friend of theirs or in this case say sorry so I feel that the death is necessary to illustrate the point that life is not certain and that you better make the most of an opportunity while you have it - but I could be completely wrong!