14. Be stingy. Generosity is out of place in the short story.
5. Keep your timeline simple. Flashbacks are out of place in a short story.
6. Never write in present tense. It makes events less, not more, immediate. Past tense IS present tense.
8. One world only. Dreams are out of place in a short story.
18. One POV is enough. Two is more than enough. Three is too many.
20. The main character should be a little stupid. This flatters the reader.
Again, I disagree. (Do you see a pattern forming here?) Check out the aforementioned Fear to Tread.
26. Action is overrated anyway.
40. Fights are only interesting in real life. They are boring in stories.
41. Novels are made out of characters and events. Short stories are made out of words alone. They are all surface. Polish.
42. Plot is important only in time travel stories. They must have a paradox. This limits their range severely.
43. Symmetry is more important than plot. A short story must make a pleasing shape, and close with a click.
44. Sex is out of place in a short story, unless it has already happened or will happen after the story is over. See 40, fighting, above.
52. Never write about a writer. It makes you seem needy.
55. After you finish your story, go back and cut your first paragraph. Now it is finished.
57. Read your story aloud. It must run under a half an hour. This is about 4000 words. Anything longer than this and people start to fidget.
59. Ignore these rules at your peril.