I've been developing two series of short stories. One takes place in a futuristic city where there are lots of possibilities for things to happen. The other is a present-day series with a more limited concept. Without giving anything away, I'll say that it's pretty much one-note inasmuch as the main character will be doing pretty much the same thing in every story. Sure, she'll have questions to ask, but it's pretty much "Should I do it?" *does it* "How do I feel about this?" *does it again* "Am I helping or hurting?" *does it again* And so on. It's almost like "Sailor Moon" in its repetitiveness but with more moral ambiguity. How do I add to the plot on an individual story without making it seem extraneous?