I always have a problem whenever I sit down to write short stories and try to come up with ideas. My ideas always feel too long for a short story. I can never reign it in to just one time or place. Every new idea seems like the first in a trail of dominoes that I just cant help knocking over to see where this idea trail will go. I did a creative writing course last year and part of it was writing short stories which I struggled with a lot. The piece I wrote ended up being something I had plans for continuing on further, but felt more like a prologue to me than anything else. So, I'm wondering, how do you guys approach your ideas for short stories? Do you use any particular method, or am I just looking at this in completely the wrong way?