Is it better to have a weird story in a normal or common setting or a story that seems more common and normal is a more unusual setting? This is something I think about in writing my short stories. Since I write a lot of them, I've tried out both approaches. I think I like a weird story in a common setting better. Sure, there are many combinations that could be made, but the juxtaposition of something more mundane with something a little off the works well, I believe. Either way it also gives the setting more of a role in the story. Maybe not more page space, but creates this sort of feeling like whatever happening really shouldn't be happening in this setting. It can create tension and a feeling of uneasiness all because of where the story is taking place. Do any of you think about things like this? I'm sure you do, and I would love to hear your thoughts on it.