I am looking for a Issue quad with 4 Elements only for this particular scene - which is basically a short short story.
I have written a first draft today of the scene: Its less than 800 words right now. I am not sure yet which quad could it be.
I don't want to make a grand argument (by now) but follow (as in my scenes usually) the PRCO structure as: Setup, Complication, Crises, Solution
I have a couple of ultra-short stories written before, only 100 words each. Its always a fun exercise for me and gives me a better grip on the meaning of Elements and Issues.
According to the Dramatica book for my ultra-short stories I use at least "four dramatic units in a quad"
Where I also want to use the ultra-short stories format is on my Website, where I am working on a "Theme, Character, Plot Thesaurus" blended with some Dramatica Theory. The "blending" is not easy as the Website is in German and Dramatica Software and Theory is only in Englisch. But anyhow, I try.
The thesaurus is of course heavily influenced from my experience with Dramatica. A part of each article is linked to Dramatica Theory where I use a Ultra-Short-Story to "show" how Issue and Elements function. I don't explain (yet) a lot of Theory, just like "take this four elements if you want to write a ultra short story about Issue xwz".
Its only in German, but you can look at it here: plotland.de
I am confused myself know, do you mean by "confused" ...this is going in the wrong direction?