The concluding part of the text of a literary work. It appears at the end of the narrative after the climax. It may bring the reader up to date or offer a final note from the author, but should not attempt to wrap-up the subplots, which should have been resolved before the climax. The only acceptable reason to continue a story, that has ended, is to sell the next book. In contrast to an epilogue, a prologue appears at the beginning of a narrative. See also BACK MATTER CLIMAX NARRATIVE PROLOGUE
Text that appears at the end of a story which brings the reader up to date or offers parting comments, as opposed to a prologue, which appears at the beginning of a story and offers introductory comments.