The Short Story

The Short Story

Once Upon A Story Unit Linear Plot Structure Climax Rising Action Exposition

Falling Action Resolution Plot Structure Defined EXPOSITION: introduces characters, setting, and background information.

RISING ACTION: the plot becomes more complicated, and the conflict intensifies. CLIMAX: the point of greatest tension; the conflict reaches its greatest height, and the crisis (turning point) occurs. FALLING ACTION: follows the climax and leads to the resolution. RESOLUTION: the culmination of the plot. The Bedford Glossary of Critical and Literary Terms

The Short Story A brief fictional prose narrative with a single focus and a specific dramatic revelation. Involves a definite plot structure, characterization, and point of view. The Bedford Glossary of Critical and Literary Terms

Creative Nonfiction Factually accurate prose about real people and events told in a compelling and vivid manner. Creative nonfiction writers dont make things up; they make ideas that already exist more interesting. What is Creative Nonfiction? by Lee Gutkind

Fan-fiction Stories involving popular fictional characters and settings that are written by fans. Often posted online, but rarely published. Merriam-Webster Dictionary

What will we be reading? The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe The Lady or the Tiger by Frank Stockton Contents of the Dead Mans Pocket by Jack Finney Excerpts from nonfiction Pieces of fan-fiction

What will we be writing? A short story A piece of creative nonfiction A piece of fan-fiction REQUIREMENTS WILL BE GIVEN.

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