Last night as I got ready for bed and was looking forward to surfing the net and otherwise wasting time instead of writing, I was struck by the sudden idea of a short follow up to "The Battle of Raven Kill." One thousand and four words later I had the workings of a solid little story. I only stopped typing because of two things. 1) Son Number Three was being brought in by Wife Number One and Only to be laid down in the crib at the foot of our bed, and 2) my laptop battery was running out. This morning I wrapped up the ending and came in at 1359 words. This is the fastest I've ever completed a story and its also a first because it's in first person. I can never quite keep a first person story going. I hate the limitations it places on me. However, this story worked well and everything fell into place nicely. I knew I was being verbose and I think I can get it down under the traditional flash fiction word count of 1000. Then I'll likely send it off to EDF.
It always amazes how the muse comes and goes.