I wanted to know what you think about the idea of a story without a clear plot structure, eg orientation, complication, resolution and stuff. There is one woman I know who has written almost an entire novel in which she set out to break standard plot conventions and simply make it a collection of desciptions of events, characters, places, all set around a particular fantasy city. It's written in the style of Magical Realism. I havent read it all, but what I have read is very beautiful and fascinating. I am also looking to write a short story that presents a snapshot of a fantasy world I have created, tell us about the characters who live there, their situation, what it is like in this place, all of which express an important message/idea that I want to present. There would not be a complication or resolution or anything like that, it's purpose would be simply to express some strong emotions and an important idea in the most aesthetic way possible, with images and characters that some readers could hopefully relate to very well. What's your opinion?