So I'm writing a YA short story. For realz. With a deadline and everything.
It's been a while since I've written one as I'm usually writing a novel. While the process is (somewhat) the same for writing both of them, it feels as if a short story has a fast-forward button. Kind of like poetry, you have to say more with a lot less. When you figure that a typical YA novel is somewhere between 60,000-80,000 words and a short story is around 20,000, that's a LOT less.
Do you prefer to read/write short stories to full-length novels?