A narrative, story, or tale is any account of a series of related events or experiences whether nonfictional (memoir, biography, news report, documentary, travelogue, etc.) or fictional (fairy tale, fable, legend, thriller, novel, etc.).
Narratives can be presented through a sequence of written or spoken words, still or moving images, or any combination of these. The word derives from the Latin verb narrare (to tell), which is derived from the adjective gnarus (knowing or skilled). Along with argumentation, description, and exposition, narration, broadly defined, is one of four rhetorical modes of discourse. More narrowly defined, it is the fiction-writing mode in which the narrator communicates directly to the reader.
side – noun
1: a position that is opposite to or contrasted with another
two sides to every question
2: a line of descent traced through one’s parent
grandfather on his mother’s side
3: an aspect or part of something contrasted with some other real or implied aspect or part
the better side of his nature