After Michelangelo was originally written for the 2004 Verulam Writers' Circle David Gibson Cup competition, where the prompt was David. Under its original title of The Model, it was the winner by popular vote.
Under its new title, After Michelangelo was submitted to Necrotic Tissue, who were keen on it, but felt it needed a bit more work to show the protagonist's motivations. They were absolutely right. With these revisions in place, it was duly accepted and published in Issue 4 of the magazine, in October 2008. This was also my first ever magazine acceptance. Not only that, but I got a free T shirt. You don't get that sort of thing every day.
A staged version of After Michelangelo was developed for Obstacle Productions, who included it in two shows: A Winter's Chill at the New End Theatre in Hampstead in December 2008, and What Stirs the Spring at The Bookshop Theatre, The Drill Hall and the Old Red Lion in March/April 2009.