I've been struggling lately... What's a good short story? Is it ok to offer the reader a glimpse into a world and then draw the curtains just when they're getting interested? Can you do that with every story?
My writing group suggested I go back and re-read the stories I've written till now in an attempt to identify patterns and problems. A bad idea. It's left me even more confused and makes me wonder - is there a point to any of these stories? Can I even call them that?
Then I do what what is the last (and sometimes first) resort... I google: How to write a short story.
And I find this.
Ps. I am still confused but at least now I have some very inspiring three by five cards up on the wall.