Below, in the previous post, is a complete short story I wrote in March of 2008. The word count is 2,212.
I wrote this story in the form of a journal, so the verb tense is not consistent throughout. There will be places where it jumps from past to present, and back again. It makes sense if you remember that you are essentially reading someone's diary.
Another thing to keep in mind: This story is almost 4 years old. My writing has improved since then, but I chose to post the story "as-is." Trust me, it was very hard not to make changes as I copied the story from hard copy into Word.
I hope you enjoy Downward Spiral.