Tags: writing: herbalist's apprentice

if I were me

One note and a writing thing

Finished my "short" story tonight. At 14,100, it's overlong. I will cut 3-4k.

The problem is, it doesn't want to end. It's like the last twenty minutes of The Return of the King: denouement, denouement, denouement. No! Wait! One more. De---nouement. And oh, also, denouement.

Okay, sage advice time: what do you do when you can't find the right note to end on? How do you force the ending, whilst keeping it satisfying?