Which is a trick when I knock them off in a sentence or maybe two, when I have need to indicate the passage of time, or announce when a story is beginning, and provide a bit of local color.
Nevertheless, they tend to flame with scarlet and gold on the thick clouds, no matter how many clouds I have left out earlier. I have seen such sunsets, but the sunsets around here tend more to milder shades of peach and rose, when the clouds are fewer, and to shades like a rainbow, rising up from red through orange, yellow, and even green (though usually just a touch) before shading into the blue or violet of the sky.
The flamboyant fires, I suppose, aren't as bad in a short, even if I use them rather often there. It's when a story features several such and I use my shorthand instead of varying the scene.
Or perhaps I have too much happening at sunset. 0:)