Looking for critique for my first HM
Hey there lovely folk!
I'm rather new to this contest, two submissions so far and the first one received an Honorable Mention. I'd like to use this to figure out what I did right and where I went wrong, which aspects of story-telling I need to improve or expand upon and where I might already have a solid base to polish and put into focus. The result of my first attempt was encouraging, but it also confirmed there is much yet for me to learn.
The story sits at 6.4k words; don't think I can give much else away for it to remain eligible again in a later quarter after I have suitably revised. Feel free to PM me just to ask what it is about, no hard feelings if the elevator pitch doesn't catch your interest enough to give it a full read!
And of course I will reciprocate if you're looking for a critique in return. I'm not a monster.
Always remember that the crowd that applauds your coronation is the same crowd that will applaud your beheading. People like a show.
I'll take a look unless you've already had loads of offers.