Can a believable thriller be written in short story form? I've been working on a short story for about a year now. It's grown from a flash to nearly five thousand words. I wanted the story to be fast paced and take place over a twenty four hour period. But the editor I submitted it to said everything happened too fast.
I've found places where I can make changes by stretching out the timeline and filling in more back story. But, this will create a much longer story than I intended, and will push it into the region of a novelette which, of course, raises the problem of finding a market for such a story.
Anyone else out there have this problem when attempting to write a thriller? I would think that the breakneck speed of a thriller would work well in short form but it doesn't seem to be the case, at least with my story.