Sometimes you have to step back to move forward. I realized partway through writing this story that something was off. something felt flat.
That isn't uncommon. Stories, like most things, are sort of bad until they aren't. Sometimes they even get good. This story wasn't going to reach the lofty heights of 'not bad' unless I went back in a reworked some stuff. So that's exactly what I did.
I'll keep chipping away at it.