I use this punctuation in my writing quite often…the ellipsis. Some may think I use it too often but for me, the writer, it makes telling the story easier. When reading a story, whether silently or out loud, the words strung together require a cadence or rhythm to make the story flow from sentence to sentence to finally the entire piece.
I use the ellipsis in writing when there needs to be a slight pause in the rhythm. A hyphen can also be used. Sometimes I use the ellipsis as an unfinished thought or continuation of a thought. Most of the time I use the ellipsis as a lead into either a photo or main point of the written narrative.
In any case… if punctuation is a writer’s friend, then punctuation is the storyteller’s BEST friend.