Hanging at the coffee house right now before work. Just finished up another draft for the Apex Publishing Micro Fiction contest. I now have at least one first draft in each of the five categories. Now comes the hard work of winnowing down to those 250 (or less) words that can still carry the whole story. By October 14. These stories will need to be strong from the start because otherwise they will get quickly dropped. I imagine Apex is getting a LOT of entries.
Here's the link to the contest, for those who might be interested: http://www.apexbookcompany.com/blogs/frontpage/15271873-steal-the-spotlight-micro-fiction-contest
No matter what happens, it's been a good exercise and a chance to produce some different stories from what I normally write. These are darker, with an edge. We'll see what happens...