My second story was more difficult. It tried to turn into a blend of “Dexter” and “Inception”, both of which are interesting works of fiction, but not MINE. I broke it back down to basics, refocused on the heart of the story. Then I realized there was no way for a happy ending, not one that would satisfy. This is a dark character, doing something wrong. I suppose I could have made it a redemption story, but I think that’s more of a novel length piece.
“One Touch” is science fiction, and came in at 2500 words.