Today I asked you to create an outline for your disaster story. There are no guidelines for structure, but there are certain elements that you will need. For example:
Obviously you should have the inspirational disaster (oxymoronic!) on your outline, and a working title that should inspire you.
You'll need to sketch out your main character, the persona you have created as a stand in for you. You don't have to overtly state the details of the character in the story, but the back story you create should be evident in the character you write.
Plot points. Where will your story go? Generally, when writing a short story, writers create a Story Arc, which maps out the direction your story will head.
The Story Arc generally consists of an Introduction (which should include some sort of hook), some Rising Action (which should introduce complication), a Climax (which should bring the complication to its confrontation), a Resolution (which figures out the implications of the climax), and Dénouement (which wraps the story up). These are not set in stone, but they provide a template for your story.
You might also prepare your hook, using one of the Narrative Leads contained on the attached sheet. Note the technique used in each lead.