A Good Short Story

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What Elements Makes Up A Short Story? What is a short story? What are the criteria necessary for a short story? What makes a good short story? After lengthy debates between many groups we¡¦ve decided that it can not be decided by consensus, but by what we feel a short story must contain; different people may have different perspectives of this. This essay is devoted to portraying my group¡¦s conclusion to what a …

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…Other may disagree with our selection of critical criteria, but this is what we perceive constructs a short story. Critical Criteria h Suspense h Plot h Object h Timeline Critical Criteria for a Good Story h At least one character h Setting h Theme h Conflict h Attempted resolution of conflict Stories: (Man and His World) h Mr. Know-All pg. 432 h The Secret Life of Walter Mitty pg. 87 h By the Waters of Babylon pg. 237