Well, that came out better and more brutal than expected. I finished up the short story I was working on last night. It came in right around 7k words, most of them written last night. I'm not used to a story taking three days but...eh. Sokay. I think it reminded me of how much of an exploration writer I am. I had an outline of sorts, a list of scenes really from Monday's 5 minute pre-writing exercise. Those gave me a skelton but the implications of what I'd written didn't hit home to me until I was actually writing.
The brutality at the climax might mean this story is going to struggle to find a home. I hope not. It's not like most fantasy stories I've read, hopefully in a good way. In the end, when I was writing it, I knew things had to get 'that bad' and that dark in order to have the characters transformed, pushed past the point of no return.
I'll edit it up some, there's lots of sentences that need surgery, especially at the beginning. Another thing is I know know what the story is, I can go back and sprinkle in some foreshadowing and some world-building early in the story to support what I'm trying to do. Heh. Writing is fun again.
Tonight is gaming night, so I'll just need to write, um, six short stories from Friday to Sunday...yeah... Well, who knows, it could happen. I just have to try.