So what’s it about? I’ll say.
How screwed up the criminal justice system is, the student/reporter may say.
That’s a topic. What’s the story?
What happens in this story? Who’s in it? What do they do? What happens to them? What do they want? What’s in their way? How do they succeed, or why do they fail?
An awesome piece on Neiman Storyboard about using Moth stories as teaching tools… plus some homework for you potential storytellers out there.