I just finished a rewrite of my week 3 Clarion story, Bitter Elsie Mae. Although my ability to judge my own writing muscle is still very muck borked, I'm nevertheless getting a very strong suckitude vibe.
Most of the crit comments said there wasn't enough back story, not enough revealed at the end. I think I've gone too far in the other direction this time, and given too much. That's not what ghost stories are about.
I'll read again tomorrow, still be unable to make a judgement call on it, and shove it down someone's throat.
Think I'll work on my westernromancevampire story next.