Write the kind of story you would like to read. People will give you all sorts of advice about writing, but if you are not writing something you like, no one else will like it either.
A short story is a different thing all together - a short story is like a kiss in the dark from a stranger.
Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.
If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster.
This is how you do it: you sit down at the keyboard and you put one word after another until its done. It's that easy, and that hard.