In one of my protects I'm currently working through is a fantasy story. It's a short story with all kinds of goodies in it for the reader. Now as I'm working through this I found something, I questioned and it begs to be answered. So here it is when it comes to magic what do you want to know? I've read several times here and even heard it personally from people that they didn't like reading long or very detailed descriptions. They hate it in fact and I look at describing magic as being detailed descriptions. So I'm curious to know how much does this matter? I think about it and I feel that I have to give them something, can't just say BAM! It's magic! So how much is enough for a short story? Should I give small details, the full bow, or nothing at all? Ask yourself, do you care where the magic came from? Who first used it? How it's used? The effects if any of over doing it? I could say FIRE! It's in the soul. Or WATER! It's from the chi and I feel like that's not enough. But then I wonder if people care how the building exploded or just that it did so and thus saved the town from the evil king mud troll super slug? There's not a ton that I plan to load into this story, but I think that if there is unneeded info I could just skip it and continue on with what is more important. I could summarize, that's been the plan so far but I wanted to get the opinion of readers in this instance.