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Cinderella story an account of a person, athletic team, or the like that achieves sudden, inexplicable success.
cock-and-bull story an improbable, absurd, or unlikely story.
cover story a magazine article featured in the picture or headlines on the magazine's cover. [2 definitions]
detective story a fictional account of how a crime, usu. a murder, is solved by an amateur or professional detective.
fish story (informal) an exaggerated or fanciful account, as of the huge fish that escaped.
shaggy dog story a prolonged joke with a ridiculous or irrelevant punch line.
short story a brief piece of fiction, usu. having a single theme, limited scope, and few characters.
sob story a tale of personal problems meant to arouse pity in others. [2 definitions]
story line the plot or scheme of a story, play, show, or the like.