…out of respect for a man who has since passed on*; but it is no longer an UNFINISHED, bad short story**. I’ve had the blessed thing stuck in the back of my head for two, three years: I was wondering if it would ever get completed. Now I’m going to forget about it for a day or two, do the necessary pass-through, and send it on its way.
That’s it. And, yes: I’m describing the literary equivalent of describing an itch that I’ve finally been able to scratch. And at that I’m probably being kind to myself; there are so many other, less couth, metaphors that would work in this context…
*Larry Latham: he was the fellow who did the amazingly good Lovecraft is Missing webcomic, and he was taken from us far too soon.
**That turn of phrase shamelessly stolen from Stephen King’s It.