PLOT -- The plot is how the author arranges events to develop his basic idea; It is the sequence of events in a story or play. The plot is a planned, logical series of events having a beginning, middle, and end. The short story usually has one plot so it can be read in one sitting. There are five essential parts of plot:
The beginning of the story where the characters and the setting is revealed.
This is where the events in the story become complicated and the conflict in the story is revealed (events between the introduction and climax).
This is the highest point of interest and the turning point of the story. The reader wonders what will happen next; will the conflict be resolved or not?
The events and complications begin to resolve themselves. The reader knows what has happened next and if the conflict was resolved or not (events between climax and resolution).
The Part of the plot that concludes the falling action by revealing or suggesting the outcome of the conflict.
The point in the story at which the author catches the reader's attention by presenting interesting problems or situations.