Just what is a mood piece type of story. Many stories contain elements of this. Such stories as Gothic stories, and horror fiction contain elements of mood. The atmosphere of gloom, doom and lurking evil set off these stories from others. This is difficult to maintain and is often found in short stories. One step away from the mood breaks the atmosphere. The mood aimed for must be strong. Characters who mirror the mood are necessary. The setting also must contain the elements of the mood and seem almost to be a character in the story. The gloomy castle, the haunted woods and other such devices are prevalent. Depending on the mood, all the characters must fit the pattern of what the mood is the theme.