I am about to start a new short story, and my question is thus: I am considering whose point of view to write the story from, weighing the different options each choice will give me. If I do it from the viewpoint of one character, I will probably get better imagery. The character is a poetic drug-abuser and drunkard. I can really go to town on a lot of internal thoughts with him. The thing is, that several people are dependant on this character, but he is hardly reliable. If I do it from the POV of a different character, only mentioning the other character, I feel like I can create more tension. Will this other character come through? I'm not saying I can't create tension or imagery either way, but the ways I am thinking of writing it, I can do one more strongly than the other in either scenario. Not necessarily thinking about my story in particular, but which do you think is more crucial? I'm thinking the tension. Tension with imagery is better than imagery without tension. That's more poetry I think. Thoughts?