I have completed a feature length screenplay, but I'm at odds as to how to end it.
The main bulk of the story takes place between 1903 and 1912, it is based on the true story of my great grandparents and I am using a postcard that my great grandfather sent to his wife in 1912 (which we still have in the family) as a link throughout the story.
Once the story of my great grandparents concludes, I want to tell the story of how the postcard was handed down through the decades to present day. I know my Grandmother had the postcard, but then it was lost for many years, until my sister and I were going through our parents things after they both died and the postcard fell out of a book.
It's a huge gap between 1912 and 1940 when I can pick the story of the postcard up again.
I don't know whether to end it once my great grandparent's story concludes, or to carry it on through the jump in time and tell the full story of the postcard and subsequent family involvement with it. It does kind of seem like another completely different story once the jump in time happens.
I understand the concept of story before fact, so I'm not sure. I would be interested to know your thoughts and opinions.