A story a day, for thirty days


15th November – halfway through the challenge! It’s been tough so far and the second half will be even harder, I’m sure.  The most difficult part of this is that I have no time to edit the stories.  Usually I would read through a story half a dozen times over the space of a few weeks or months, to get it in tip top shape, cut out the dross, beef up the characterisation, etc. etc..  But I can’t do that here before I upload because I usually don’t have time – and I can’t do it after, because I’m forbidden to alter the stories after midnight!

I’m chewing over  a few ideas, and this is the one that won today.  I started early and finished late, but I think it’s one of the best of the month so far, a brutal bit of mainstream for anyone with a stomach for the injustice of real life.

[Edit:  Sorry, you are too late to read this story.  Some stories may be retained on the website.  Some e-mail requests for copies of the stories are being granted (]

I’m happy to confirm that the website is now up to date with all the stories so far, so that you can read online if you pefer.  For the .pdf copy of the story above you can read online (you’ll need Adobe Acrobat Reader) or download to your PC, laptop or e-book.

The stories will remain available for a minimum of 30 days but no later than 30th December 2010.  I would love to hear your thoughts on any of the stories either on this blog, or via the website’s forum.

Enjoy, and thanks for reading,