I am obsessed with this story. That's good, I suppose.
But I took it to bed with me this morning and did another full run of editing on it. Since it has to be 3000 words or less, I noted the number of words with each change. It climbed to 3005 at one point, and dropped to 2987 at another. I felt rich, with 13 words I could play with.
Now I'm typing in those changes, along with a few others. I think this will be it. I'll have Russ read it tonight. He just emailed me to say he's still in Wayne, so it'll be more than an hour before he gets here. Time enough for this final editing. And maybe another one, right? (grin)