Seriously, though, when I gather with or swap emails with other writers, the talk naturally turns to story markets, especially for short stories. It always makes me feel like a bit of a freak.
I seem to be the only writer I know who doesn't write short stories. Never. aI just don't seem to have it in me. For that matter, I rarely read them. The average short story seems to follow a form that hasn't changed much since Edgar Allen Poe and Oscar Wilde: set a scene, develop it, then turn it on its head with a twist.
That may be my trouble. When I want to explore a scene in the back of my mind, I sit down with paint and canvas and noodle around. If I like what I see, I develop it further.
A couple of hours later, I've got all the scene and atmosphere I need. There's no character development, but that's okay.