Breathe In, Breathe Out
Breathe In, Breathe Out was originally written for Day Four of the Bootcamp August Blast in 2008. The prompt used was "A sea-fog like gun smoke". As things turned out, I bailed out of the Blast a day later, partly because I was struggling to keep up with the pace, and partly because I realised that Alex Keegan was the judge for a competition I'd recently submitted an entry for.
Breathe In, Breathe Out, suitably adapted and then subjected to further editing, was published as part of Jane Smith's Greyling Bay project, in January 2009.
On revisiting this, it's struck me that one of my favourite phrases got lost between my submission and the edit prior to publication:
Sam knows it, even though his head is made of wool and his brain can only knit shapeless three-armed pullovers out of it.
Maybe I'll reuse that somewhere one day.