A narrative, also known as story or tale, was the reporting of real or imaginary connecting events.
In 2266, Eve McHuron, Ruth Bonaventure, and Magda Kovacs all had the same story. They came from places where the selection of available men were limited. Looking for men, they were recruited by Harcourt Fenton Mudd to be the wives of settlers on frontier planets. (TOS: "Mudd's Women")