Several years ago, I decided to enter a flash fiction competition. I spent two months writing a three-hundred word story.
(Yes, that’s an insane amount of time to devote to a small piece of writing.)
I had entered this competition several times during the past few years, and I was convinced I had a good story, that I knew what the judges wanted.
I was full of it.
I didn’t win but… I was delighted to find my story was short-listed.
Then, I faced a problem.