Happy endings by canadian author margaret atwood is an example of metafiction that is, it's a story that comments on the conventions of storytelling and draws attention to itself as a story at approximately 1,300 words, it's also an example of flash fiction happy endings was first published in 1983.
Margaret atwood’s “happy endings” is not a typical short story in fact, we could even raise the question of whether it actually is a short story or not “happy endings” is an example of metafiction.
Margaret atwood’s ‘‘happy endings’’ first appeared in the 1983 canadian collection, murder in the dark, and it was published in 1994 for american audiences in good bones and simple murders.
Margaret atwood uses her short story happy endings to show that it is not the end of a story that is important it is the middle she seems to say that the endings are all clichã© that the middle is the part that is unique.
Atwood at the end of 'happy endings' inserts an authorial voice and announces to the reader her right to poetic license in terms of how she ends the lives of each character more books by margaret atwood.
English 102 natalie o’heir march 10th, 2014 kelly scott literary analysis happy endings by margaret atwood in the story “happy endings” the author margaret atwood gives 6 scenarios in alphabetical order from a to f of how a couples life could play out over the span of their lives.