This is a story. It is about a sympathetic character. This character’s life is something like yours, except for the part that makes it sadder and more tragic. When you read about it, you’re grateful that you’ve got it so good. This is the middle of the story, where a villain comes in and menaces the sympathetic character and makes her situation worse. He is perplexed! And Confused! And rallies the troops to find a SOLUTION! This is the part where the solution is found. Then it is implemented. And the story is resolved, main character transformed by it all. Villain vanquished. The ending that satisfies you emotionally and intellectually, while also leaving you with good dreams.
** Originally posted 21 June 2010