Writing a short story can often be intimidating, even if you’ve finished a
novel recently or some other grand project. Despite it’s brevity, a short
story is much looser in its structure and up for a lot of interpretation.
Because of this, if you’re struggling with short fiction, it becomes
difficult to look to classic structure for guidance—even if you’re writing
a more structureless piece.
Plus, not only is the structure much different, but it also requires more
efficiency with your words, which is why knowing how to write a short story
outline can be a lifesaver for some in the brainstorming phase, and even
great for writers approaching second and third drafts!
— Read on www.emwelsh.com/blog/how-to-write-a-short-story-outline