I remember in the third grade, my teacher told my class and me that all a story really is, is a conflict and a resolution. I think about that a lot when I’m writing. It really makes me think about what I am putting down on paper.
Then, I’ve heard people ask each other (when they are first meeting) what their story is, as in, what is thier life story. If having a story means you need conflict, I dont want to have a story.
Sure, I might have some chapters in my life, but those come and go, and you cant help them, however, I am truly happy when I’m not in a story.