I was recently reviewing the various scenes I've been writing for a short story, which are not quite connected, but just sort of a warm up. I'm sort of making a puzzle out of it... Well, anyway. I noticed that the voice in this story is just so... Dramatic. Like, really, terribly, unbelievably, is-this-a-soap-opera? dramatic. Even in the notes I've written before it, though, I noticed the story had an impossibly melodramatic tone to it that I just can't seem to shake. I don't always write supremely melodramatic, and, in fact, another story I'm writing doesn't have that tone at all. What does it mean? I don't want it to sound this way so I'm considering letting it lie for a while and returning it later. Also, has this ever happened to anyone else (probably)?