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.

About Thomas Weaver

For several years, I’ve been putting my uncanny knack for grammar and punctuation, along with an eclectic mental collection of facts, to good use as a Wielder of the Red Pen of Doom (editor). I'm physically disabled, and I currently live 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 eight cats. 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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