Around Christmas 2016, I submitted a short story to a contest where the winning entries are read by a professional actor. The story is up for viewing!
This story started years ago as a writing prompt for the Round Hill Writers Group. That version was 1000 words long. This opportunity came up, and I decided to give it a try. There was a constraint–the submission had to be 400 words or less while still having a beginning, middle, and end.
To meet the challenge, I took the last third of my prompt story and crafted a new beginning. Afterward, I polished it and submitted.
I have to give the actor, Hugh Ritchie, a special shout-out for doing a great job with the reading.