For the exam, your composition whether it's an article, a speech, a personal essay, a short story or a descriptive essay should be around 1, words.
Sleep and dream of swimming in a lake of milk, then fire, as a heat between my legs wiggles forth. He inhaled and the breath caught in his throat. We cannot have it. And definitely not with your parents!
We wait to take you in our clumsy arms. A short story can have anyone as the narrator — a rally driver, a model, an inanimate object, a frog. The reader needs to want to get to know you. Most of the above applies to Paper 1 of the exam.
Don't be a Moaning Myrtle!
In summary: A short story has a plot, setting and fictional characters!