I've talked before about the Patti Abbot & crew flash challenges. They're always a blast and you get to know some cool writers who also hang around the internet. The other week, a new challenge was thrown down. I had an idea, so I jumped in.
It's funny how inspiration works. I had a good story with interesting characters, but after I wrote the first two sentences (yes, two sentences), everything changed. The protag's motivation, the relationship with a secondary character, even one character's gender changed.
I finished the first draft this morning, and I dig it. The only problem is the challenge calls for a story of "800 or so words". First draft clocks in at just under 1400.
Time to trim the fat.