In my own work, I tend to cover a lot of time and to jump back and forward in time, and sometimes the way I do this is not very straightforward.
The complexity of things - the things within things - just seems to be endless. I mean nothing is easy, nothing is simple.
That's something I think is growing on me as I get older: happy endings.
Memory is the way we keep telling ourselves our stories - and telling other people a somewhat different version of our stories.
I want the reader to feel something is astonishing. Not the 'what happens,' but the way everything happens. These long short story fictions do that best, for me.