A story is a narrative, usually describing a sequence of events in a linear progression from beginning to middle to end. A fictional story in which characters appear who were created by someone else is often called a fanfic.

Stories are told through many different media, including speech, prose, poetry, film, stage play, radio play, sequential art, video games, and more. Elements of a story include plot, characters, setting, and narrator. Good stories contain recognizable internal logic and demonstrate the storyteller's skill with his or her chosen medium.

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