I'm still working on my story of the "Scarry Night" flash challenge. It's seriously kicking my butt.
First draft: 1397 words
Second draft: 1153 words
I channeled my inner James Ellroy and chopped out every third word.
Third draft: 925 words.
I'm afraid I'm going to start cutting bone. This story can't be told in any fewer words.
At what point do I just throw in the towel? One more pass and I'm going to post it as is and beg for forgiveness for going over the word count.