I’m currently working on a story that started out as a short story. It’s to be part of my compilation of my short stories for a book I plan to self-publish in the near future.
Here’s the catch: the story seems to have a life of its own, and has just hit 9,500 words with no sign of slowing down.
When does a short story cease to be a short story? 10,000, 15,000, 20,000 words? Or does it matter?
What do YOU think? Give a word count and a reason. No fair googling.
Best answer will get a free copy of my compilation once it has been completed. Expected finish date is late summer/early fall of this year. Complete with illustrations by Ray Ferrer at urbanwallart.com. Contest ends Monday, June 23, 2012.
My two daughters (ages 13 and 9) and I will judge the entries.