Some people can tell a whole, polished story in 3000 words. Some can tell several.
How, then, do I have 3000 words of notes about stuff I want to include if I ever write a sequel to "Remorse" -- which would require me to figure out a story I want to tell in addition to those elements?
By being long-winded, that's how. Represent. ::eyeroll::
Oh, wait, I left out a huge scene. No, two. Crap, then that whole vast thing. Dammit, Jim!