I submitted this story to a short story contest, run by NYCMidnight. The submission deadline was last Saturday, at midnight, but I had to wait for their official "got it okay" before I posted online. There are three rounds, with authors assigned to sub-groups/heats in each one, sharing a genre/subject/character with your fellow authors. We had 2500 words in eight days, then some will progress to 2000 words in three days in April, then it's 1500 words in 24 hours in May. We get feedback at each stage, and there are lots of prizes at the end.
For this round I got Ghost Story, Donation, Child Psychologist. It was fun, but a challenge to ensure I kept my focus on those three elements. My story is below. Feedback welcome.