Five Things (Elements of the Short Story)
Check it out yo.
, that's like where it's going down,
Could be the train compartment, a castle or a town,
Could be the Arctic winter - like
To Build a Fire
The temperature's dropping, excitement is getting higher,
Setting sets the scene so the scene seems set,
Could be the Italian restaurant where we met,
Setting gives us the where and the when,
Could be modern day, the future, or way back when.
Plot, Character, Conflict, Theme,
, yes these are the 5 things
That you're going to be needing
When you're reading or writing
A short story that's mad exciting
is the action, the quest for satisfaction,
What's going down, what's going to happen.
Four men at sea in an open boat,
Rowing and hoping that they can stay afloat. The plot:
They have to make it to the beach,
But the waves are big, and the shore seems out of reach,