So, do you ever find yourself veering away from the story as your creativity gets the better of you? A line or a paragraph lurking in the text that could easily be cut away, but find yourself loath to do so? Basically, whenever I'm hammering away at a short story, I'll sometimes wander off on a little tangent. It could be an analogy that grows arms and legs, a brief spark of backstory for a character relevant to their situation or simply a description or simile that's gotten out of hand. Personally, I kinda enjoy my meandering ramblings, considering they are suitably managed and contained. They seem to suit my style, if I can use such a lofty expression and reflect my personality. Sometimes I'm even a little proud of the strange notions that my mind gushes forth. Such as an exceedingly comfortable sofa likened to a reincarnated Succubus, or a line of Shakespearean parody that leads to the Hadron Collider?