Three main things I learned in tonight's short story writing class -
1. My first draft is not so much a short story, as a novel in 1700 words.
Apparently the plot holes in my story are merely a sign that I'm trying to fit too much in. The tutor suggested that I take one small portion my story and turn that into a short story. The portion she mentioned, in it's current form, only takes up a single paragraph, barely two sentences. Boy, have I got a lot of work to do before next Wednesday...
2. My metaphors and similes are about as fresh and effective as a sheet of single-ply toilet paper after a long night of beer and over-spiced curries.
3. I may be better suited to b-grade humour writing, than Katherine Mansfield-type of thing.