What are the eight elements of a short story?

The eight elements of a short story are:

1. Theme (the main idea or message of the story)

2. Plot (the sequence of events)

3. Setting (the time and place where the story occurs)

4. Character (the people in the story)

5. Conflict (the opposing forces between protagonist and antagonist, arguments)

6. Climax (the high point of the story)

7. Falling Action (the set of actions bringing the story to its end)

8. Resolution (wrap-up of the story)