Since I plan on writing a lot of short stories (20 to 30 pages) and someday publish them in a collection book, I'll need some deep thinking to do. I've been very fond of deep, meaningful stories similar to the story of the movie, memento or the movie, 12 monkeys. I know for a short story, ideas should be simple. But there's never any rule. I was thinking, give me examples of what YOU will call a deep story. Here's my example: A man is going through an existential crisis after his wife is killed by an unknown man with superhuman strengths. He meets a chemist while traveling for her funeral and the chemist gives him a drug "that will help" him. Anyways, he keeps theorizing who this man could be and in the end concludes that he's an addict and hallucinated ever having a wife. Whatever the chemist gave him, it made him realize this truth which makes him theorize who the chemist really is. How's that for deep?