Short story published in ‘Oval Short Fiction’, Volume 1, 2013.
I was most happy with the minimal editing. This story has never been altered. It remains as it was straight from my head.
The only change the editor suggested was removing the word ‘slut’ in paragraph 4 – he thought it was too much following directly on from the woman being called a whore.
“I think squeezing both a ‘slut’ and a ‘whore’ in one sentence is too extreme”, said Ben (Ben Fergusson, the editor).
I liked working with him.