“The incurable itch of writing possesses many.” – Juvenal, Satire VII You are ....
Of all forms of literature, the short story is perhaps the crest jewel of good writing. It is not too long and therefore ends before one’s attention is diverted to something else.
In an open-ended story or narrative, the reader is left to draw her/his conclusions from what is presented to her/him.
Write to please yourself. And find as much pleasure as you can in the company of your work. But don’t try to draw others’ attention to your work. They shall find nothing in your work to sustain their interest.
A short story is a bit like a giant jigsaw puzzle where each piece is put together by the writer and given as a complete whole to the reader.