I'll add one of my favorites, "The Interlopers," by H.H. Munro (Saki). This is a story with an abrupt, ironic, and rather shocking ending.
Exposition: Two men and their families have been feuding for years, and they each head to the forest with anger in their hearts one stormy night.
Rising action: As they are about to do something desperate, a tree falls on them and pins them to the ground.
Climax: The two men have reconciled and determine to surprise the town with their new friendship.
Falling action: They hear noises in the woods and are hopeful their men have come to rescue them.
Denouement: It's not men they hear. It's wolves.
"The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson is a wonderful short story. It addresses many of the classic literary elements as well as building suspense and horror to the intense climax. It is perhaps missing a satisfying resolution (for the reader) but it's still there.
Another great story is "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson."
Exposition: The townspeople are...
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