I finally decided to delete one of the short stories I started a while back. I was only a few hundred words into it, but I'm sure there are people who would oppose starting a story and not finish it. I don't really mind doing so.
The story was either going to end up boring, extremely odd, or incredibly difficult to write. My concept: the leader of a country watches the last of his people, save a handful of retainers and family, then leaves in a boat. Originally I was going to have him found a new country, but after some thought I realized that I didn't know how to write that. So, that's Outcome #3. Outcome #1 was simply going along in the boat for a while before docking in a neutral country and going to diplomacy. The extremely odd outcome was a pirate attack, which, while it may sound cool, would entirely defeat the mood of everything else in the story.
There's my dilemma and my choice. Would you do the same?