I just got some feedback on a super new and rough short story. I know it needs some work, but I was thinking this piece might get by with some polishing vs. a complete rewrite. I felt so good after writing this story that I went to a non-writer I live with just to see what someone else besides me thought of it. This person said there didn't seem to be a plot. Really? No plot in twenty pages? Is it even possible to write a twenty page story with no plot? I'm sure it is, but I don't think I've ever done that. Stuff happens in my short stories. They've even been called plot heavy. When I explained what the plot was to my reader, she said she could see it now, but that might have been because she just didn't want to get me upset. To me, this story has a clear beginning, middle and end. There is a climax. I don't know how my reader didn't see this. Have any of you ever written a plotless story or been told you wrote a plotless story? I really don't know what to think of this or how to process it. I'm not going to go through the whole plot I used for this story because it seems very clear that there is a plot if I'm just talking about it. My fear is that I've done something wrong in the execution of this idea. Any advice on what I should look for while going back through my story?