The simplest stories can happen with just themes, characters and settings.
A slice-of-life fiction piece is a mundane, realistic, everyday story. It deliberately shies away from well-knit plots and character arcs. Rather than giving characters trajectories where they might evolve, it tells the reader who these characters are when they are not conquering obstacles. It gives characters depth and humanity, and explores themes that otherwise go unnoticed in heavier literature.
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