The five five elements of literary fiction are :
A character is a person, or even an animal, who takes part in the action of a short story or other literary work.
The setting of a short story is the time and place in which it happens.
A plot is a series of events and character actions that relate to the central conflict.
The theme is the central idea or belief in a short story.
The conflict is a struggle between two people or things in a short story. The main character is usually on one side of the central conflict. On the other side, the main character may struggle against another important character, against the forces of nature, against society, or even against something inside himself or herself.