I submitted this (this being A Dirty Job) to an online competition thing and it got good feedback so I’m putting it here too. And it’s definitely not just because I’ve included a link to this website in an author bio attached to a story set to be published this year and I need to have an update more recent than April 2013. No, sir!
The prompt was for a max. 1000 words mystery story, no sci-fi, no fantasy. A surprising number of the submissions featured poo and mine is no better (but does have the saving grace of it not being a major part of the case).
There was another one I wrote about a guy in a glass box but it wasn’t great so it can go fuck itself. YES I AM BLAMING THE STORY FOR ITS FAILURES NOT MYSELF leave me alone.