How many places do your short stories typically take place in? I've been giving this some thought and I've come to realize that most short stories I come across take place in more than one location, they have more than one setting. Is this something you guys have noticed too? Sure, there can be one setting and that might seem like the easy answer given these are short stories we're talking about. But that's not what I'm really seeing in contemporary short fiction I read. So, what sort of things do you do when including multiple settings in your short stories? What's the most number of settings you've included in one story and how did you pull it off? Why do you think so many authors choose to include multiple settings in their short stories?