Lately, I've noticed that even my favorite books, books which I love reading, tend to explain things which seem relatively irrelevant. — There are many times, in many books, where I just don't want to read about how ruined a piece of furniture is (unless it's significant, which it usually isn't). Ray Bradbury does the complete opposite of this, but even his stories are longer than mine. I cannot seem to write a short story that goes passed four or five pages. I finish something, and find it to be complete — to be rather well defined in what need be defined. How would you go about lengthening something without lengthening it? Without making it seem tedious to read.