I would like to get some feed back on the subject of the amount to descriptive detail used in short stories. I wrote the following paragraph (in bold) for no real reason and no certain direction just basically wrote it to write something, anyway once I wrote it I sat back to read it and instantly thought that it was to descriptive like I was trying to hard... I did not edit this at all yet just curious on if other think this may be to descriptive also . thank you for your feedback The early morning sun produces radiant streaks of oranges, yellows, pinks and reds overtaking the bleak darkness to once again merge seamlessly over the calm lake. There is a slight chill in the still air causing small puffs of translucent clouds to escape from a young mans mouth. He turns his back to the light not yet ready to face the impending day. In the distance, songs of seagulls and loons fill the silence, distracting him only for a brief moment from the relentless voices that remind him, mocking him endlessly. He wears a long, heavy, black trench coat over his small frame, it lightly sweep across the neglected foliage of the waterfront.