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If I pull off what I hope I can, I'll be very pleased. I'm hoping to put elements in the story that make the reader curious, but not completely sure as to what's going on behind the scenes. I hope readers figure pieces out on their own, and once they finish the book, they immediately want to re-read the book and can better fully understand the significance ...
Depends where you want to put it. James Joyce saw shirt stories as building to an epiphany, and unlocked for sudden burst of knowledge. O Henry was good at putting a little twist in the tale at the end.
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