An abundance of caution is roughly the equivalent of being spanked by a helium balloon.
Well, attention spans are short and my stories are too long and confusing, so why not distill the essential message of a short story into one sentence and simply avoid all that pesky filler and amorphous meaning? This is called being efficient.
In other news, I just finished writing a novel. I don’t know why I don’t tell people these things, but there, I finally did. I still need to polish it a bit, but I think it’s kind of wonderful. It’s the best thing I’ve ever written. Catastrophe Jones has read an earlier version, and that’s about it. She’s an awesome writer.