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I have a question for my friends out there who write. I've been looking at a lot of short stories lately, and I've been wondering something: how do you make a good short story? And by short, I mean really short. Less than 1,000 words short.

From what I've looked at, in order to keep it short, you either have to take characters that people already know so that you don't have to character build, or put a character into the middle of a situation and hope that you can build the plot enough so that you don't have to build the characters up too much.

What do you do?
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