Speculative fiction is a broad umbrella category of narrative fiction referring to any fiction story that includes elements, settings and characters whose features are created out of imagination and speculation rather than based on attested reality and everyday life. That encompasses the genres of science fiction, fantasy, science fantasy, horror, alternative history, and magic realism.
Carol's sense on
loneliness finally breaks her and force her to commit suicide. Everyone
is devastated by the loss but agree that life must go on and when things
seemed to be working out, the people of Woodbury finally arrived. The
time has come.