I'm writing a short story as part of an assignment for my Comp class. I've got the premise all worked out and know what I'm writing. So let me sum this up (hopefully on the parts you absolutely need to know for me to ask what I want here): A man his having hallucinations that there's someone/-thing following him. He's running through the woods, trying to get away. I want to portray scattered, panicked thoughts, and what I've ended up with is a series of short sentences and single-word statements. This is a split-perspective story, so it's not something that the reader is going to put up with constantly; my other character is looking for the character that's hallucinating, and his thoughts are obviously much calmer. So the sentences here have my average variance from medium to somewhat-long sentences. But I wanted an opinion from you all: Do short, clipped sentences portray a panicked, urgent tone to the story when used so frequently, or are they jut a hindrance to the reader, and, overall, confusing? A quick sample: Thanks in advance to anyone who helps.