“A story is a way to say something that can’t be said any other way, and it takes every word in the story to say what the meaning is.”
- Flannery O’Connor
Short stories are a major preoccupation around here, as I proofread my own and continue reading other writers’ work (currently Joan Clark’s 1982 collection, From a High Thin Wire. Her story, The Holy Roller Empire, knocked my socks off).
I came across this blog post, which really says it.