I recently finished a short story that has been through several drafts. For some reason, I feel like the story is rushed. It's about 4k words so length wise it's hitting the mark, but when I read through it it feels rushed and like it's moving too quickly. This isn't a matter of too much going on or too many characters in the story. And I'm happy with the story and writing. I'm not sure why I feel this way or how to fix it because I don't really know what's wrong. I did submit this story to one of my favorite publications, thinking maybe it just seems rushed because I've been through it so many times. How do you know if you're rushing the story in a short story? Does anyone have tips on slowing down the pace? It's not a bad story, but something feels off.