short story troubles

I keep trying to expand that story snippet I wrote about one of the secondary characters from my clone’s latest WiP. It’s not working. It probably isn’t necessary, anyway, but I would like to have something to offer as a freebie tie-in once the book is published.

Maybe the trouble is that I polished and pared it down too much from the beginning. I could elaborate on just about everything that happens in the snippet, but… I don’t know. Maybe I should get LR’s opinion. He’s got a real knack for epic stories, so if anyone can tell me how to turn 2000 words into 8000, it’s him.

Eh. Maybe all I need is a conclusion, instead of the sudden stop the snippet has right now.

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About Thomas Weaver

I’m a writer and editor who got into professional editing almost by accident years ago when a friend from university needed someone to copyedit his screenplay about giant stompy robots (mecha). Having discovered that I greatly enjoy this kind of work, I’ve been putting my uncanny knack for grammar and punctuation, along with an eclectic mental collection of facts, to good use ever since as a Wielder of the Red Pen of Doom. I'm physically disabled, and for the past several years, I’ve lived with my smugly good-looking twin Paul, who writes military science fiction and refuses to talk about his military service because he can’t. Sometimes Paul and I collaborate on stories, and sometimes I just edit whatever he writes. It's worked out rather well so far. My list of non-writing-related jobs from the past includes librarian, art model, high school teacher, science lab gofer… Although I have no spouse or offspring to tell you about, I do have six cats. (The preferred term is "Insane Cat Gentleman.") I currently spend my time blogging, reading, editing, and fending off cats who like my desk better than my twin’s.
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