I vaguely recall a goal I made to try to limit the length of the short story I'm working on. As it is, it doesn't look like it's going to be a short story at all. It seems like it'll be more of a novella. I would reprimand myself for this if it wasn't for one simple fact. After reading what I have so far, I can't escape the conclusion that it needs to be that length. The story arc, and the world I'm creating, demands more. I shouldn't be surprised. In fact, I'm not surprised at all. Stories seem to bloom before me, growing until I realize they've taken on a life of their own.
I'm now left with the question that I always find myself asking. Should I try to restrain it, or should I go with it and allow it to take whatever shape it wants.
For now, I think I'll go with it. As a story, I see great potential in it. I only hope I can do it justice.