Sunday, April 15, 2012

2012 Spring Short Story Festival 62:91

  1. A story has a beginning middle and an end. 
  2. It has a setting.  
  3. It has characters/actors.
  4. It has a conflict.  
  5. The conflict has a  resolution 
These are the elements that I consider add up to a story.  The story can appear as a poem, or in a regular set of prose.  As long as the story has the five elements than it works and can be called a short story.   Here is a poem that works as a short story:   The Two April Mornings by William Wordsworth.   

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