I am not sure if people understand what a story is sometimes
The basic story like Romeo and Juliet - is a love story as well as Desdemona and Midsummer nights dream.
They have characters that dye tragically, but you follow their story and emotions, their thoughts and feeling to a conclusion.
If the head Bengal Tiger put raspberry juice in the yellow marshmallows to hide the almond flavored poison, we have a story because we want to know why?well I hope so.
She put the almond based poison in the raspberry and made the marshmallows and gave them to him to eat
is she did this and did that
"Oh,Dearest" the queen Bengal tiger sidled up to her husband with something hidden behind her back.She looked coyly into his eyes, and placed the platter on the table next to his chair,"close your eyes." she teased.
One has to really ask yourself how much importance the decor has on the story, as I am sure most people will already be fantasizing about the set, and conjuring up images in their own minds as they resonate with the story.
I see people are trying to create worlds and places, but that is a travelogue to your imagination and not a story.
One needs to be aware that the novel is not a novel [sorry could not resist]
True or False?