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Lori Henderson
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I’ve been wondering this since the Sparkler contest, but how important is word count? I had a hard time keeping to the 500 word limit and being happy with the work. I’ve tried to write another short story in that same limit and ended at 720, and the culling down to 500 seems to have lost a lot of feeling I had in it.