When I got home I typed it up, gave it a quick edit and sent it off to a friend. She came back to me about it mid afternoon Wednesday. After work I raced through a second edit based on her comments, sent it back to her, she emailed back first thing this morning to tell me it was good, and so, it's about to be posted.
I think I had to get this one out so badly to prove to myself that I can still write fiction. As I've mentioned before the articles are going really well, but the fiction has fallen by the wayside. This story just happened to be extremely insistent.
So here it is. My first piece of new fiction in bloody ages. Please comment below to let me know what you think. Feedback now means better fiction next time.
Many thanks to Alex for her quick and honest crits, I owe you copious alcohol or coffee :-)