As it’s my favourite time of the year (autumn) and as we’ve just celebrated my favourite thing that people celebrate (Halloween), this seems incredibly timely – especially as it’s got everything to do with my favourite form (the short story): a short story competition judged by Stephen King.
I love what he said here: There’s something to be said for a shorter, more intense experience. It can be invigorating, sometimes even shocking, like a waltz with a stranger you will never see again, or a kiss in the dark, or a beautiful curio for sale at a street bazaar.
So there you go. Get writing or editing or sending. Good luck!