What are the minimal elements required for a story to be a story?
At what point does a collection of words become a narrative (narrative in the loosest possible sense)?
Is a narrative required for a story to be a story?
Are definitions helpful or obfuscating?
feel free to leave your opinions in the comments…don’t be shy, I won’t be grading you (perhaps secretly, but you risk no public humiliations here…at least not from me…your wife/husband/partner/children/neighbor/cat may laugh at you, but she was probably going to do that anyway)