how do you all feel about a tragic ending (with the story ending with the death of the hero/heroine) vs. a "happily ever after" ending. although i enjoy both, i think i tend to favor a tragic ending over a happy ending. while happy endings can leave the reader with a feeling of joy and bliss, some tend to leave me feeling unsatisfied. as long as the characters live, the story could still go on; it seems that only in death can a story truely end. i find that while some tragedies can leave the reader deprressed, others can be truely beautiful and so much more meaningful. i am planning on writing my own tragedy, and i hope that i can make it the latter one.