I've been having a big problem recently with my writing. Actually it's the thinking about the plot I have problem with. I always try to make a short story I can actually finish someday, but as I thing about the plot more, I always turn it into some grand epic story that would span an entire book (maybe even more than one), decide I don't want want to ruin such a great and complex story with sloppy writing and put it aside for later. I then come up with a different idea and the process repeats. I simply don't know how to come up with simple short stories. Any advice about that? How do you make up short stories?