Not So Much a Rough Guide
Not So much a Rough Guide was originally written for the final round of the 2010 NYC Midnight "Tweet Me a Story" Competition], in response to the prompt word below. As it happened, it failed to make the top 25 that would have been eligible for voting, so that's as far as things got.
I originally submitted Not So much a Rough Guide to Nanoism, but it wasn't quite right for them, although Ben White, the editor, suggested that it might be suitable for PicFic. Oddly enough, by the time I'd submitted there, Ben was doing a stint as acting editor and accepted it at once, and it was published in May 4th, 2010. It went on to get one of their 3Cheers awards as one of the best submissions that quarter, which meant that it was re-published on July 11th, 2010, along with some rather cool animation.