Total words in the story: 1780
Reason for stopping: End of story!
I have a draft! It's 205 words too long, but that's absolutely fine. Pruning it will sharpen it up.
I may have overshot the best ending, but I will let it rest overnight and read it straight through tomorrow afternoon and see what I feel. Also I'll see if I can get a couple of quick crits from fellow students. I did a crit yesterday and another today in order to build up some crit credit. :)
At the moment, it's in first person past tense, but my instinct is to shift it into present tense. A simple job for the first revision pass.
It also needs a title. Sadly, my title thinking up skills are notoriously feeble. :(