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Story is a common term for a description of a sequence of events, or a statement regarding the facts pertinent to a situation in question (see Narrative), notably:
• Bedtime story, a traditional form of storytelling, told to children to prepare them for sleep
• Organization story, a narrative used in organization studies
• Short story, a fictional narrative of briefer length than a novella
• Stories, or my stories, American slang for television soap opera
• User story, a method of illustrating software requirements
Story or Stories may also mean:
A short story is a work of fiction that is usually written in prose, often in narrative format. This format tends to be more pointed than longer works of fiction, such as novellas (in the 20th and 21st century sense) and novels or books. Short story definitions based upon length differ somewhat even among professional writers, due somewhat in part to the fragmentation of the medium into genres. Since the short story format includes a wide range of genres and styles, the actual length is determined by the individual author's preference (or the story's actual needs in terms of creative trajectory or story arc) and the submission guidelines relevant to the story's actual market. Guidelines vary greatly among publishers.
Many short story writers define their work through a combination of creative, personal expression and artistic integrity. As a result, many attempt to resist categorization by genre as well as definition by numbers, finding such approaches limiting and counter-intuitive to artistic form and reasoning. As a result, definitions of the short story based upon length splinter even more when the writing process is taken into consideration.
Cinema of Kerala or Malayalam cinema refers to films made in the Indian state of Kerala in the Malayalam language. Malayalam movies typically portray social or familial issues and are considered more realistic and highbrow than Bollywood movies
In spite of the movies' relatively low budgets, Malayalam cinema has pioneered various technical, thematic and production techniques among films in India and South India. For example, the first 3-D film produced in India, My Dear Kuttichathan (1984), was made in Malayalam