Story Structure: Examples of Universe Stories

Universe as the Domain — All of the Objective Characters are concerned with maintaining or demolishing a situation. For example, a country under the thumb of an authoritarian dictator; the condition of a dysfunctional family; a utopian society; a submarine trapped under the ice; progress in one-sided relationships; a murder that occurred 30 years ago; the future of gay rights; the forces that bring on an ice age.

Excerpted from
Dramatica Story Development Software