Today I wrote a draft of a short short story “People with Earplugs” about a thousand words. It’s a little rough*, as it’s been a long time since I’ve done anything of much interest outside work on my two novels-in-progress. Though I hope to get off this extended micro-fiction kick and start writing longer short stories again eventually, it certainly felt great to come to the end of a piece of fiction again. I estimate the final draft will be around 1500 words, as a scrimped on details here and there. Either that or it will be a thousand words in final draft as well, however they may be substantially different words than those I have now.
* Pretty crappy actually, but there is a worthwhile concept on display, for all of that crude execution.