This really is classic stuff. Note that he says: “A GUY who gets in trouble …”, “A GUY finds something wonderful …” “It’s a LITTLE GIRL …”
My point being, story shapes are all about the character. To learn some great tricks on how to create wonderful characters, consider my PD for ATAR English teachers July 2017. Details here.
For more of Kurt Vonnegut, click here.