Is there anything particularly unlikable about not having much dialog in a short story, even if the narrative pushes the story through at a fairly fast pace? I'm trying to discover my style while attempting to actually finish something of decent size. I'm writing a Futurama Fan-Fiction which I would like to use as a stepping stone into an independent story in the future. (Maybe I'll be finished in the year 3000...) The thing is, I'm dealing with a character that can only communicate sparingly on Earth, and I don't want to force dialog. Any thoughts would be appreciated.