So, I was talking with an author friend, and she told me she’s working on a novella of a new couple she’d introduced in one of her earlier stories, and she told me, “This is going to be a lighthearted, summer romance; however, the couple probably won’t end up to-
STOP THE MUFUGGIN PRESSES!
Internally, I’m thinking, “This heffa done lost her mind.” No ma’am. Now you don’t wanna end a fruitful friendship cause you can’t act right (snort.) Thankfully, I talked her off the ledge, and I know some of you are going to say I’m wrong for that, but I give nary a care. I 👏 do👏 not👏 read👏 romance👏 for👏 the👏 couple👏 not👏 to👏 end👏 up👏 together.
You wanna break the couple up? Write a murder mystery or sum’n, and do not label it romance! I don’t even care for HFN to be honest.
Yes, I’m one of “those”. How y’all feel about this? Do you need an HEA, or do you not care as long as the story’s good?