I think it can be fun to write in second person, but often it can come off kind of gimmicky. I've only used second person in short stories, but it's not something I've done a lot. Is using second person in short stories any better than in a longer work though? I feel like I'm shooting myself in the foot when opting for this POV when it comes to publishing prospects. I mean selling writing is hard enough. I'm not trying to make it any harder. Also, not interested in self publishing anything so I do care about what the market wants. That being said, I have read second person stories, including one in The New Yorker. It's just not something I see often and I read quite a few publications regularly. It can be done. I'm just not sure of when I pull it off verses just wrote something that's more of a cheap thrill if that. I'm working on a new story. I started it using second person and I felt like it was working. However, I seem to go through this cycle with everything I write where I love it then hate it then work hard to love it again. Halfway through I started to think it was a pretty good story and I didn't want to ruin in by having it in second person. So, I switched to third to see how that felt for the rest of the story. And... I'm not sure. It will probably stand out more in second, but I probably have a better chance of selling it in third. When, if ever, do you choose to play around with second person?