I have been trying to write a short story in the 1000 word count category and have a lot of difficulty developing the story in that limited space, my problem obviously, others do it masterfully. Anyway I wrote one that is basically in the style of a newspaper story, so my questions are: what style is that considered?, is that even considered writing on this forum?, and are there reasons to avoid this style? Perhaps my opening dialogue will make my questions more clear. By Neo Dugetti Atlantic Coastal Press Many cultures believe the appearance of a comet is a bad omen. Now I understand why. It all started when a huge unknown comet approached Earth. It had a very small tail which was the first indication that it was not a normal comet at all. As it approached it became large enough to see easily with binoculars, but it didn't appear like any other comet, the sun light seemed to reflect off it like a huge marble in the sky. Scientists concluded despite its size it had a very low mass.