When writing a short story, you may only have one or two settings that need to be talked about. When writing a longer story, you may have several. Therefore, it is important that you understand what goes into creating your story setting.
The Six Important Facts
Much the same as all stories answer who, what, when, where, and why and then also how, settings require the same details. When writing your setting, you need to talk about where the scene is taking place, when it happened, what is the weather and other things like, are there other people there, what does it look like, and anything else that you feel is relevant.
Cover All the Basis
It is important when creating a scene, that you give very good descriptions of what is taking place and the area around it. This can be tricky in a short story where you are trying to keep it basic, but it is not impossible. You may simply have to picture it in your mind and then think of a way to express the image without using an abundance of words. How would you describe the pictures on this page if you were writing about them?