I finished writing my second short story of the year a few minutes ago. This time it's a 4,200-word private eye story written in response to an open anthology call. I started work on the story on July 19 of last year, wrote it in fits-and-starts, and then had to do some heavy editing of the last draft because I had put in too many dead-end clues and had to remove them for the story to make sense.
The editor of this anthology likes to see queries, so I queried him and am waiting to learn if he wants to see the full ms.
Update: The editor asked to see the full ms.