the second, and quite possibly final, draft of my story is finished. with 2'419 words and 13'967 characters including spaces it's exactly fifteen minutes of reading time long, so i guess that's perfect. i really like it, better even than the flood story, but i suppose i'm not the best person to judge my own work. i think i've mentioned before, too, that i tend to like my most recent stuff best, so this doesn't really mean anything. (unless i improve constantly, which i hope is the case... oh well.) but either way, lo and behold! i have an entry for this year's open mike competition!