lisri -lis- gismu

x1 is a story/tale/yarn/narrative about plot/subject/moral x2 by storyteller x3 to audience x4.

Also legend; a narrative need not be fictional; x2 may be merely a convention rather than a subject; also x3 tells/recounts story/tale x1 about x2 to x4 (= selterlisri for place reordering); note that the storyteller need not be the author. See also ranmi, cfika, skicu, prosa, pemci.

In notes:

x1 is a work of fiction about plot/theme/subject x2/under convention x2 by author x3.
x1 is a drama/play about x2 [plot/theme/subject] by dramatist x3 for audience x4 with actors x5.
x1 is a poem/verse about plot/theme/subject/pattern x2 by author x3 for intended audience x4.
x1 is prose about plot/theme/subject x2 by author x3 for intended audience x4.
x1 is a myth/legend, a culturally significant story about x2 in mythos x3 of culture x4.
x1 tells about/describes x2 (object/event/state) to audience x3 with description x4 (property).
f1=b1 is a novel about plot/theme/subject c2 by author c3.
f1=c1 is a short story about plot/theme/subject c2 by author c3.
x1=p1 is a comic strip about plot/subject/moral x2=l2 illustrated by x3=p3 with story written by x4=l3.
l3 tells/narrates about subject l2 with narration l1 to audience l4.
x1 is a file consisting of information x2 with attributes/type/size x3.
x1 is a spoiler, a document, review or comment that discloses x2 that is a continuation or a key surprise or twist in a story