I did not know how this story would rank. I wrote it in a week with no time for critiquing or revisions. I think it's quite good except for the last page, where I flub the ending. The question was how much that flub would count against the story, and now I know. After I finish my quarter 4 entry, I will rewrite the ending of this one and send it out on submission elsewhere.
So, the tally in 11 consecutive quarters of entering the Writers of the Future contest:
- 1 semi-finalist
- 1 silver honorable mention
- 6 honorable mentions
- 3 straight rejections