Short stories are a special art-form. Running at 3,000 to 7,000 words, they demand short, clean and evocative writing. The author has to work hard to deliver a memorable experience. The reader also requires a sharper focus and willingness to let things unfold. Clichés are more tolerable because they can set a scene and define a character with very few words.
What short stories do best is explore ideas. And the idea I most like exploring is ‘what it means to be human’. If find science-fiction a great vehicle for this because we can put our characters in more extreme conditions, unusual circumstances, and watch how they respond.
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