A flash fiction story. This one won’t be up long — once I submit it, I take it down. This one will be going out soon — in the next couple of days.

I set out to write a story fewer than 500 words long. I thought it was impossible but I managed it. I’ve since done two versions — one 498 words, and this one at 675 words. Why the difference?

Because I was writing for a very specific market and it only accepts 500 words or less. I had never heard of that before — but hell, a credit is a credit. But at 498 words that’s pretty damned sparse. So I went through and added a few more lines.