Consider a deus ex machina that shows up on the first page. Nobody can do anything about it. End of story. There’s no foreshadowing or ways to build tension, no reaction or interplay between the protagonist and antagonist. There’s no story, just a news article for everyone else: “A conquers B in 5-minute war, no resistance”.
I described that as “too abrupt of a plot” after pondering for a few minutes about how to describe it. But the recipient didn’t understand that and thought there must be a missing word or other typing mistake.
What’s a good way to express this?
Is it proper to describe a plot as being “abrupt”?