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Published by: Zaya

Published Date: 06 Jul 2021

Story in Class 10 English Example


A story is a long or short narration where there are characters who carry out actions in a certain place and time. Every story has a teller and a listener. It is an account of imaginary or real people and events told for entertainment.

A story is the telling of an event, either true or fictional, in such a way that the listener experiences or learns something just by the fact that he heard the story. They are a means of transferring information, experience, attitude, or point of view.

Components of a story:

  1. Plot: What happens in a story
  2. Setting: When and where a story takes place(Time and Place)
  3. Characters: Who does what in a story.
  4. Point of view: Who sees what in a story

How to begin story writing?

You can begin your story in the following ways:

  1. Description of a character
  2. Description of setting
  3. Description of setting and character
  4. Action
  5. A dialogue
  6. A question

Proper segments of paragraphs while writing the story:

You can divide your paragraphs when there is the change of:

  1. Setting: The action in the story happens in another place.
  2. Time: The story moves on to another time that day or the next day.
  3. Person: A new character is introduced in a story.
  4. Event: Something new happens in the plot.
  5. Speaker: A new speaker need to needs a new line.

How to end any story writing?

There are 3 ways of ending a story.

1. Conclusion: Draw all the events that have happened to the story to an end. It is a traditional way of ending the story.

2. Cliff-hanger: Leave the reader in suspense, wondering what will happen next.

3. Reflective: The narrator or character thinks about something that has happened in the story. This can be done through direct speech.

Some ideas of expressions for beginning and ending a story are as follows:


1. Once upon a time.....

2. Once upon a time when the world is young...

3. In the beginning.......

4. It all started when......

5. Long ago in the mists of time.....

6. One day, not too long ago.......

7. This is a story I heard a long time ago...

8. It all happened so quickly........

9. It was a dark and dismal night.....

10. We were alone in the house one morning when.....

11. I am going to tell you a tale about.....

12. There was nothing I could do to stop it from happening.....

13. It was a fresh and bright early morning in summer when...


1. .............. and they lived happily after.

2. .............. it had finished, at last.

3. .............. so it had turned out alright in the end.

5. .............. I never want to stay alone in the house again.

6. .............. and so we'll never know what really happened.

7. .............. we had supper and went to bed, tired but happy.

8. .............. the horror was over and we were all safe.

9. .............. and it was a wonderful way to end things.

10. .............. and I can't wait to do it again.

11. .............. and as the right drew in, I was glad it was all over.

If you are asked to develop a given skeleton in a sensible story keep these ideas in your mind:

1. Use the past tenses.

2. Read the given skeleton to find out the plot, setting, and character.

3. Introduce at least 2 to 3 dialogues between the characters.

4. Use of monologue in the case of one characters in the story.

5. Dialogues and monologues are written indirect speech.

6. Write an interesting title that explains the theme of the story. You can select a proverb that suits the story like " Tit for Tat", " A stitch in Time Saves Nine". You can mention the characters as the title. For eg: " The father and the Son", " Oliver Twist".

7. Introduce the main characters. Use some adjectives to describe them about this appearance, their personalities, their strength, and weakness.

8. Write the moral of the story.


A clever old lady

Once there lived an old lady in a town. Her name was Mrs.Brown.In spite of her old age, she was living there all alone. The villagers often talked about her cleverness and prosperity.

One day she became blind all of a sudden, she sat on her beautiful sofa and remembered her grandchild pulling her white hair and making further white hair and making fun of her furrowed face and toothless mouth. Now she could just smell the flowers in the Italian case that she had kept two days ago but couldn't see.

The old woman feared hiring a doctor as the town was full of fake doctors. Yet she decided to call a doctor in one condition. "Condition!" the doctor who she called in said doubtfully."What's it?" Mrs. Brown replied, "I'll pay a large amount if I'' cured but nothing if not." The doctor agreed and visited her house daily for treatment. The furniture in Mrs. Brown's house cured him. He delayed the cure and began to delay the cure and began to take away an item of furniture every day he came there. Finally, he cured her and demanded his fees. Although the old lady got her eyesight restored, she refused to pay the doctor. She just said that " I still can't see it well". The doctor was sure that she could see well. So e brought a court case. The judge asked the lady " Mrs.Brown, why are you not paying the doctor?" " Your honor! My eyesight is not properly restored I still can't see all my furniture, the lady said to the doctor. The judge understood and gave a verdict in her favor. Mrs. brown won the court case with her honesty and wit and got her eyesight restored as well.

Moral: To know when to be generous and when firm- that is wisdom.