Is a short story limited to just a few characters?
Literature tries to keep itself free of restrictions so that it can allow writers artistic freedom and promote ever expanding realms of expression and experience. So it is possible for a short story to have a ridiculous parade of characters
HOWEVER. The very shortness of a short story would logically restrict the number of characters that could be included and developed.
WikiAnswers cannot copy an entire short story - that would be plagiarism. However, HERE is a good website where you can read all sorts of short stories for free. Once you read one, just pretend you're telling a friend what it's about - that's how you summarize. Tell who the characters are, where the story is set, and what happens.
Well.. A "Short Story" Is Really a story that doesnt continue on and on. So.. SPeaking Here.. a "Long" Short Story is Just what it is.. A Long Short Story.. A Short Story is really just a story that normally doesnt go on in another book. it typically follows one character and around one event.. so.. You can make a Long Short story.. i know you asked for a "long short story" but my work…
Characters are the people in your story - whether they're human people or not. Conflict is anything that hinders your characters from attaining their goals. Plot is just what happens in the story. Without a good conflict, your characters have nothing to do, and there's not a good plot for your story.