As of five minutes ago, I have a story submitted in the Writers of the Future contest for the 11th consecutive quarter. I started writing the story exactly one week ago. I was not sure I could write a story that quickly, but I managed it. More than that, I am damn proud of this one. It is probably my best submission to date. The depressing part is that I had to wade through 16,000 words of crap this quarter to get to the good stuff. Now it is in the hands of the judges.