For the past 2 months I have been brainstorming and writing pilot pieces to a story I want to write. My first goal is to finish it and the second is to publish it. The story is about a CEO of one of the largest technological cooperation resigning his position. He invites a journalist who has been withdrawing himself from telling the truth to the public to please the mass media. The CEO hires him to tell his side of the story and to publish his story with no strings attached. The CEO tells a series of stories relating to a stack of black folders on his desk that have not been seen by the public eye except for the hierarchy of the company. The folders contain information and reports to why certain pieces of technology were to never been seen in the public again and how these ideas accelerated and influenced the corruption of the corporation. The CEO tells the stories based upon the actions and questions the reporter makes. Here is my problem that I am facing. When I write my stories I found I elaborate too much. To fix this I have been writing straight forward and in the revisions, elaborated on sections of the story that are necessary. However, I am afraid of the length of the entire story. Each story is on average 20 pages. I am only giving one story a maximum of 50 pages because of the significance between the CEO and his son. In total I have 8 stories that have made the cut out of 20. I am willing to knock it down to 5 stories. I think my concerns here are about page limit and keeping the reader interested in the story. My other concern is that should the stories stand on it's own. From that I feel that it could potentially be a series of short stories about this futuristic society. How should I go about this? (I understand that when I type sometimes readers get lost so here is a break down) A. 1 Novel: 5-8 short stories with dialogue in between each story. Short stories with maximum of 20 pages except for one with maximum of 50 or B. 1 Compilation: Each short story stands on its own.