Two Dogs Fighting For One Bone
|a winner, and a loser||fighting for||1 prize|
|2 dogs||fighting for||1 bone.|
|2 butts||trying to sit on||1 seat.|
|2 guys||gunning for||1 girl.|
|2 girls||cat-fighting for||1 guy.|
|2 generals||campaigning for||control of 1 country.|
A story = 1 character + 1 problem (the antagonist) + the way the character solves the problem.
The above defines the story, and each act within the story, and each scene, and each interaction between characters in each scene.
Complicated stories involve intermingling of several simple stories.