Is a term we should all adopt. Thank you Courtney. Story is what a story is about, plot is the order in which it is told. We reconstruct the story from the plot. Story is also sometimes used as the term to describe what happened, and plot is the reason for why this happened. In narratology, the study of narrative as specific sorts of structures and systems, we use the first concept more. Story are the events that happen, plot is how it is narrated.