Beginnings, middles, ends. Where to start?
Stories usually start with the inciting incident, unless you’re from the South, in which case they start with a genealogy lesson.
I think the best stories are like Mobius strips– they have a plot twist and although you follow the same character(s) throughout the story, they’re different in the end.
This article by the Smithsonian does a way better job explaining one-sided topology than I can: