I mentioned a couple of posts down that I wrote a short response to my writers' group prompt. It clocked in at just under 300 words. Since then I have added to it. It comes in at closer to 2000 words now and I am still not sure it's finished.
UPDATED UPDATE: I wrapped the second draft of the story this morning at just over 2,000 words. It's set -- surprisingly, to me -- in a world that I have been playing with in my head for a while. Didn't expect that, but just went with the story as it came to me. It's a sci-fi-esque story with a crime bent. I kind of feel like that's my niche. It's where I am the most comfortable writing. It's the kind of stuff I enjoy reading, so that makes some sense. I've set two other stories in this world. One has been rejected the couple of times I've sent it out. The other is a longer piece I am working on. They all take place at three different time periods in this world. One of the features of this world is the government collapses. That has just happened in the longer piece. It's about 20 years later in this writing prompt that I just finished. And it's well after that in the flash piece that keeps getting rejected. So I am kind of feeling my way around it for now, hoping that I can do more with it in the future.