I've been trying to complete short stories but everytime I do I go overboard and they become way too long! Usually its difficult for me to write a short story because I can never seem to find a stopping place and before I know it, the short story becomes a very short novel! I know I should just let my writing take its course but then I'm left with too many unfinished ideas and before I know it my simple story turns into a project! Does this happen to anybody? Do you ever mean to write a short story but then it turns into a series of events you didn't plan on in the first place?