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A story is what the hero did to get what the hero wanted, and why. You are the hero in your stories, by the way.
When [INCITING INCIDENT] happens, [OUR PROTAGONIST] decides [TO DO ACTION] against [ANTAGONIST].
You want something so you go search, you find something (it's the theme), you take it, return home and all is lost, so you change.
That's it. That's a story in a nutshell. Here are some stories I've written while learning to tell a story.