a character resolving conflict
a formed record of a character tested in conflict
an agreement consisting of word, milieu, plot, character, dialogue and style
a plot involving charactors who intervene in a journey, that has a beginning, middle, and end
A story is a communication between two or more persons during which a past or anticipated experience is referenced, recounted, interpreted, or challenged (Boje, 1991: 111). Stories can be as terse, coded, and abbreviated as when you tell someone else "you know the story" and without unfolding the story, they get the whole story. Or, story can be an entire storyline, complete with plot, characters, dialogue, climax, opener, and a moral point. How coded or how extended the story is, depends on context: do you know the person well enough to assume they can fill in the blanks; do you trust them enough to tell them the whole story; do you have time; do you have the right to tell this story
a life of a character behind the plot.