I recently started rewriting a series of short stories I wrote when I was in sixth grade. The versions I wrote back then were about 450 words (1 page), and were pretty bad. Now, I am only half way through rewriting the first one and its already 2,000 words (5 pages). My main question here is how long you think a short story should be. Is there a normal length or is it more of how the author writes the story?