Exposition: Connie's life is introduced at the beginning of the short story and shows the emotional struggles that Connie goes through with her mother always wanting her to be more like June, her older sister.
I just wish my mother would show me the attention my sister gets...
Rising Action: Connie goes out with her friends one night in the summer and enjoys her time away from home where she meets a nice boy named Eddie.
Rising Action: Connie notices a guy staring at her while Eddie is walking her through the parking lot. The man says something creepy to her but Connie does not think much about it at the time.
"Gonna get you, baby"
Rising Action: The man she saw last night shows up at her house the next threatening her to come with him. He implies that he is everything she could want and manipulates her emotions.
"I am what you want sweetheart."
Climax: Connie breaks down and starts to cry when she is about to call the police. This symbolizes the turning point of the story when Connie realizes that she wants to take a step into adulthood.
Falling action and Resolution: Connie decides to go with Arnold Friend and transition into adulthood by opening the screen door to go with them. The screen door symbolizes the "shield" she had to break to make this transition.