The first draft of Clean Until the Final Act is done. At 4970 words it’s much longer than originally predicted, but you know what? I’m not complaining. All the elements are roughly in place, they just need aligning, and if I can do that, this could and should be one of my better stories. I’ll get to those edits in the next day or two and hopefully have this one ready to submit in a couple of weeks. Oh, and the title stays. I've been hoping it would.
So, what’s next?
Well, I’m switching from dark science fiction to the weird and the literary for my next short. It’s about a boy and a shark, that’s all I can reveal at the moment. Okay, maybe there are a lot of sharks - I'll find out when I get there. Once that's written I’ve got an idea for a children’s fantasy adventure (short story) that I’d like to explore further, and then there’s a possible collaboration with Brian G. Ross to be thinking about, too.
Busy times ahead.
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