In my online writing class, the teacher uses “story” to mean the emotional aspect and “plot” to refer to the physical events.
It’s useful to analyze stories with those 2 dimensions in mind, but I worry about confusion using the generic term “story” in his class. Also, the assignment of meanings are opposite to what I am used to.
I prefer the E.M. Forster’s distinction. “Story” is the events in the narrative, while “plot” is the logical and emotional relationship between the events.
Story: the king died and then the queen died.
Plot: the king died and then the queen died because of grief.