I set out to write a Red Phone Box story back in June but couldn’t find its middle. So I let it stew for awhile. Yesterday I found the middle and got the first draft together. It was 50% too long but I’ve edited down worse miscreant short stories to length (pretty much every Dirk Dangerous story had superfluous words). Now I ment to leave it to mature a little but somehow that didn’t happen.
I got it down to 25% over length but the end was just mechanically getting through the plot. Plus I’d discovered two lines that needed fleshing out with multi paragraph flash backs to satisfy my story telling urges. So I split it in two and hived off the flash backs as new stories. Hopefully Salome will like them.