My tales sometimes sometimes remind me of the "Energizer Bunny." They keep going and going. I have a heck of a time deleting parts. I can usually delete a word or two here and there but once I write it, I seldom delete a passage. Some of my short stories are close to novellas in length. Right now I am working on a tale I'm calling "A Dozen Dead Yankee Soldiers." It started out as a short story but ten thousand words later, I still have a long way to go and I can't see where I should delete more than an occasional word. I am beginning to think it is too big for a short story. Chances are, I would have shortened it if I had been writing it on a type writer or in long hand.